masked depression


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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
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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
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masked depression

Depression in older adults that usually presents with physical symptoms or illness.
Synonym: hidden depression; somatic depression
See also: depression
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The masked depression selected for this study was materialistic depression.
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Then if all the results are fine, go on to consider whether retirement might have produced a "masked depression", or "lingering grief", since you've had to give up your workplace identity.