What are the symptoms of masked depression?

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The symptoms of masked depression are indirect. They may take the form of another disorder such as drug abuse, alcoholism, or an eating disorder. They can also be extreme behavior such as working excessively long hours or pursuing any other activity obsessively. These symptoms have little to do with the feelings normally associated with depression.

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Depression Symptoms

Depression Symptoms

Depression is more than just a low mood. Symptoms of depression include chronic sad feelings lasting up to two weeks, lack of interest in activities normally enjoyed, sleep disruption, overeating or appetite loss, feelings of guil...

t or worthlessness and a preoccupation with death/suicide. Depression symptoms also differ in men and women; the onset may follow highly stressful events such as physical and emotional trauma. Men tend to be more irritable and act out while women often cry or sleep more.
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