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I Think Low Self Esteem Causes Anxiety and Depression

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    I Completely Believe It.

    Hello out there, I have never joined a discussion group before. This is my first time. Anyways, I developed anxiety about 2 months ago and since it has been debilitating for me I have been on the interenet constantly. When I look for and find new information it makes me feel a...
    jspangler jspangler 36-40 3 Responses Jul 13, 2008

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    http://www.experienceproject.

    com/stories/Am-Lonely/5249647 Please read this
    torr62 torr62 16-17, F Dec 14, 2014

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    It's All Making Sense

    I definitely think that my feelings of depression and anxiety have very much been cause by my low self-esteem. I always doubt myself and this causes me to be nervous/anxious and then I become depressed that I can't be "normal" like everyone else. and the cycle continues...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 14, 2012

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    The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein.

    I heard it was about a tree and a boy. The tree was generous. Very generous, in fact, it may have been too generous. Perhaps a better word for the tree would be altruistic? Being altruistic is giving too much of yourself to someone else and not leaving...
    torr62 torr62 16-17, F Dec 18, 2014

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    It All Linked Together..

    your self esteem builds your confidence, high confidence reduces anxiety. depression is a long term effect of very low self esteem.. I know this because I've been there.. way down and helpless.. Its hard to build your confidence from way down there.. That's what my doctor said...
    amejad amejad 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 20, 2010

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    There are times like these

    where I'm just waiting for the storm to pass and I don't feel like trying. I don't want to do anything but cry. This emptiness in my heart is getting bigger and travels to my throat from holding in my screams for so long. I could go on and on about why I'm feeling this way...
    torr62 torr62 16-17, F Feb 10, 2015

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    I don't know where to start this off,

    but I'll just first say that I can't do anything remarkable. I'm not special. I'm not good at anything. I'm just ordinary. I try so hard to change that, but nothing I do is good enough. I'm slowly starting to rethink all of this. I'm starting lose hope. I'm not seeing a...
    torr62 torr62 16-17, F Dec 14, 2014

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    It Is What I Call The Blame Game

    I wrote on antidepressants site but what happens is your made to feel like every thing that goes wrong is your fault be it because you did something and the weather changed so in farming it could be mowing grass but it suddenly rained oh dear farther playes hell but he ended...
    David988 David988 41-45, M Nov 12, 2010

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    Ithink Low Self Esteem Causes Anxiety And Depression

    I have suffered from low selfesteem since i was a kid it is hard when you are young and feel bad about yourself,i took in all the negitive messages from my dad, anxiety was always present for i did not know what to expect next, so natually you feel depressed. i thinkit all ties...
    mycuzinvinni mycuzinvinni 46-50, M 4 Responses Jun 27, 2011

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    Help? I dunno what's up?

    Dunno what to look for in anxiety and depression advise?
    thatslagsarah thatslagsarah 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 12, 2014

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    And Anxiety Can Cause Low Self Esteem!

    I would certainly agree to some extent that self-esteem can contribute to Anxiety and Depression, but i believe it is the other way around. When one suffers from anxiety on all levels and depression in all forms they simply are scared and filled with self doubt and thus spend no...
    FAFK FAFK 36-40, M Aug 19, 2009

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    Low Self Esteem

    Low self esteem,Not good,Causes anxiety,Depression too,Wouldn't it be great,If we could rid the world of these?
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Feb 3, 2012

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    I have issues with anxiety and depression. I feel so lost and frustrated. I want to spend time together with my love but I want to spend time alone and I want to not feel second to...
    jennadacat jennadacat 31-35, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Hey! You know how you can have a high self esteem that never fails or collapses? Never be wrong! Which is acquired by never thinking you're right in the first place. You need...
    NameIsMailbox NameIsMailbox 16-17, M 6 hrs ago

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    Hello, I recently got rejected by a girl I have known for a few months. After the rejection, sometimes thoughts would come up in my head like, "what if she meets some guy and they...
    wjs066 wjs066 18-21, M 5 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I feel so alone. So depressed and angry. I can see why some people self medicate or self harm. I feel depressed but numb at the same time. I would like to nap. But I'm at work.
    Lann2015 Lann2015 31-35, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Being ******* depressed and having no one to talk to is the absolute worst. And anyone I try to, they don't get it and all give me the same, generic advice. Depression is not a...
    TheLadyYves TheLadyYves 18-21, F 5 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I self harm a lot. I hate my parents and bullies. I care about my future and I want to be an attorney. I battle with depression.
    sievert sievert 13-15, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    Mostly the looks I get from men a disinterest/disgust and looks that say they're trying to work out what species I am. It really hurts me feelings and it's part of the reason I...
    Foxie913 Foxie913 41-45, F 4 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    Hey all, I wanted to take a minute to encourage you that freedom is possible. It’s been ten years since I last cut myself. When I was in 8th grade some of my friends where...
    travelgal8605 travelgal8605 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I am tired of life. I don't want to do this anymore. I would be better off not living in this world. I'm not capable of anything and I don't care anymore.
    thisisausernametoo thisisausernametoo 18-21 1 Response 1 day ago

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    stress, anxiety, depression with Aspergers syndrome. worst combo i could want in my lifetime. i have lots going on and recently i feel like i dont want to be here anymore. like...
    shadowgothicgirl shadowgothicgirl 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I feel like a part of me has died, with a sense of emptiness as the only thing remaining. Not trying to sound dramatic but that's how I feel. Almost like feeling lost. Lost in the...
    Nicole0416 Nicole0416 36-40, F 3 days ago

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    I don't think people realize that they make other people feel bad about themselves when they post a nice portrait of themselves anywhere or share their leadership or jobs or...
    thisisausernametoo thisisausernametoo 18-21 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm having such a hard time lately. I am 23 weeks pregnant and living in my grandparents garage.. I am so ashamed to say I am constantly thinking of self harm. I have been so...
    furrfectme143 furrfectme143 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Sadly yes. It goes away the days when I put on nice makeup and try to look really cute! sometimes it catches up to me though. I know people think I look adorable and that helps :33...
    lilykitten1998 lilykitten1998 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    To 'Love' yourself, may sound idiotically stuck up and stupid, especially as it reeks with a range of different implications. To love yourself can be ugly when you are treating...
    Trainedheart Trainedheart 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Having fun at another's expense is a common sign of low self esteem, which is then projected onto another, to disfunctionally address one's own pain.
    CallMeSal CallMeSal 51-55, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    When will I be able to stand up for myself?When will I be able to say what I want to say without fear of what people may think of me? If someone were to say something that I...
    aquamoongoddess aquamoongoddess 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Everyone is equal and has equal value. Anything about us that can't be sensed through seeing, touching, tasting, smelling, or hearing is imaginary, a story, and not real. Qualities...
    joahola98wj joahola98wj 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    So what do you guys think? I have pretty low self esteem when it comes to my looks to be honest, like I'm okay with how I look and everything, but I wish I could be prettier, and I...
    galacticsplash galacticsplash 16-17, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    Today is another day I have to go grocery shopping with my stranger for a Mother. I believe that she fills up with pride and joy when she takes me grocery shopping because she...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F a week ago

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    I mean, yeah, maybe you're feeling really bad about yourself but don't put other people down just cause you hate yourself. Talk to someone. Someone you trust. If you can't or don't...
    nobodynumbah8 nobodynumbah8 13-15, F a week ago

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    ...i pray to God that he will help me do this again. i don't want to be depressed and scared anymore. i don't want to be haunted and paranoid. i want to be happy!
    sunriseinmyeyes sunriseinmyeyes 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    My best friend does that to everyone and it's really obvious that she does it to cover her own insecurities, but it's so annoying and people who doesn't know how she is always end...
    Danimp5 Danimp5 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 2

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    Having this disease is excruciating. Inside I rot and squirm unable to get rid of this feeling, and I just smile to the world to convince them that I'm okay. I can't move forward...
    artemicionmoon artemicionmoon 26-30, M Feb 2

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    it's only fare if we try make the World a comfortable place for everyone. don't judge or try diminishing somebody for being themselves
    dollarsigns dollarsigns 16-17, M Feb 2

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    https://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/charlie-skinner Hi guys! I'm fundraising only £350 so I can buy a 3D micrphone to make theraputic video's for all who suffer with anxiety...
    Skin0Man1 Skin0Man1 18-21, M Feb 2

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    And it a constant struggle each day. This is pretty much the first time Ive use myself for a profile pic but I've already gotten a few people calling me ugly which doesn't help..
    Karmimiyan Karmimiyan 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 1

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    Hello, I haven´t posted anything for a while.. Sh*te is I discovered the guy I've been with for some months now it's with another girl. We had an open relationship so its not...
    96Charlie 96Charlie 18-21, F Feb 1

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    Building up my self-esteem from grounds up, baby steps but slow progress is still a progress.
    Valencia Valencia 18-21, M Feb 1

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