Year: 1981 Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy, v.35, no.3, (July 1981), p.368-382 SIEC No: 19850761

Depression in adolescents may be masked by symptoms not commonly found in adults. These symptoms may require, at least initially, a management approach not necessarily in the best interest of treatment of the underlying depression. 5 cases are reported of 14-17 year olds who had made manipulative suicide gestures unrelated to depression. Management of such adolescents must differ in the management of patients whose suicidal behavior is the direct result of depression.