Is masked depression serious?

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Masked depression can be a serious, even life-threatening, condition. The behaviors associated with masked depression such as substance abuse, alcohol abuse, and eating disorders can have serious, debilitating effects on the body. In addition, depression is a leading cause of suicide.

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