Advertisement

Does masked depression affect children differently than adults?

Children who suffer from masked depression usually exhibit different symptoms from adults or delayed symptoms. Whereas an adult with masked depression will engage in behaviors such as substance abuse or alcohol abuse, a child may exhibit anxiety, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), or behavioral problems in interacting with other children. Many adults who suffer from masked depression can trace the cause of the condition to an experience from their childhood.

Continue Learning about Depression

7 Ways To Beat Winter SADness
7 Ways To Beat Winter SADness
During the winter months, about 15 percent of Americans suffer from a mood disorder known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). SAD symptoms are simil...
Read More
Is masked depression serious?
Sigma NursingSigma Nursing
Masked depression can be a serious, even life-threatening, condition. The behaviors associated with ...
More Answers
Living with Major Depressive Disorder
Living with Major Depressive DisorderLiving with Major Depressive DisorderLiving with Major Depressive DisorderLiving with Major Depressive Disorder
Learn seven ways major depression impacts your life.
Start Slideshow
How Does Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Work in Brain to Treat Depression?
How Does Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Work in Brain to Treat Depression?

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.