masked depression


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia.
A form of depression that occurs in adolescents, who deal with depression through denial, somatization—headaches, abdominal or other pain—or ‘acting out’—truancy, substance abuse, multiple accidents

masked depression

Psychology A form of depression that occurs in adolescents, who deal with depression through denial, somatization–
headaches, abdominal or other pain, or 'acting out'–truancy, substance abuse, multiple accidents

masked depression

Depression in older adults that usually presents with physical symptoms or illness.
Synonym: hidden depression; somatic depression
See also: depression
References in periodicals archive ?
24) with ZSDS scores (Azibo & Dixon, 1998) and evidence as a masked depression (Azibo, 2013).
Regarding the issue of the overall importance of masked depression for the African-U.
As part of any future studies, materialistic depression should continue to be unmasked as a masked depression.