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

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
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The masked depression selected for this study was materialistic depression.
In our experience, just as with the nonpsychiatric TCA-responsive conditions described by Broadhead et al, primary care physicians are sensitive to potentially TCA-responsive psychiatric conditions such as a masked depression or depressions with somatic presentations such as fatigue or insomia.
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.