Year: 1969 Source: Today's Health, v.47, (April 1969), p.82 SIEC No: 19832828

This study found that common signs of depression and potential self-destruction include: withdrawal, loss of initiative and motivation, drop in academic performance, complaints of loneliness, sadness, crying, diminished appetite and motor activity, sleep disturbances, and suicide threats. Masked symptoms may be defiance, restlessness, boredom, truancy, and antisocial acts. It is noted that behavior changes be given attention and that they are not due to a single cause.