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I Think Low Self Esteem Causes Anxiety and Depression

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    Help? I dunno what's up?

    Dunno what to look for in anxiety and depression advise?
    thatslagsarah thatslagsarah 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 12

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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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    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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    every time I trust someone it blows up in my face. I trust fairly easily tho. plus I have such low self esteem I think I'm fat.... ugly.... a mistake..... hurt everyone I meet
    ashleysokolik ashleysokolik 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 26

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    I have a hard time in life and relationships in general because i have a really low self esteem, idk why this is, i just know its there and i can't do anything about it.. Ive tried...
    Cheesyboy Cheesyboy 18-21, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    There was a small time in my life that my confidence started to bloom. I modeled for a few photographers, I was happy with the way I looked minus a few things if course. I...
    MarKri MarKri 22-25, F Sep 7

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    I always feel like I have to compare myself to other people. It gets under my skin all the time. It eats away at me everyday. It kills me and I have no remedy to get rid of it or...
    thesorrybumblebee thesorrybumblebee 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 24

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    Everyone who is a little bit closer to me knows how low self esteem i have. It is unbelievable actually. There's no part on me that I'm satisfied with. I mean physically. And...
    anrim654 anrim654 18-21, F Aug 27

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    Please tell me I'm more than a stupid tv show... I was saying goodnight to my mom a few minutes ago and trying to talk to her about tomorrow morning, and she basically just...
    Sweetgirl120 Sweetgirl120 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have had them since I was very young and I been hurt so many times. It's hard for me to trust almost anyone. So don't take it personal it's just the way that I am. The low self...
    Heartbrokengirl123 Heartbrokengirl123 16-17, F Aug 26

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    i dont really have much self esteem anymore. i used to be really fat but even then, I was happy and I felt pretty. nowdays, i dont. it's like, everyone tells me im pretty and that...
    TrueLondon TrueLondon 18-21, F Sep 3

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    I've been having some thoughts about this for a few days now, which I might have partly reflected in comments I've made here and there, can't remember... What I've been thinking...
    sometimeslonelytoo sometimeslonelytoo 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 27

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    I've already posted about my self esteem so this will be about Confidence. My confidence is at minimum. BELOW even. It always is. I try to find reasons why I should have...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    My self esteem is lower than ever now.......
    CatWithScars CatWithScars 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 28

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    My self esteem is lower than ever now.......
    CatWithScars CatWithScars 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 28

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    My goal: to be the person I want to be with in more ways then one... With this in mind I find myself getting anxiety from a place of self perfectionism, but then I take a step...
    mzwhat mzwhat 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 31

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    I really do. Growing up being told that you're a failure and never going to amount to anything tends to have that effect on someone. On a side note since my esteem is so low it...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M Sep 9

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    I view myself as having low worth so I automatically think people are judging me as low in worth, weird, freakish, complex,?so much stuff. I wish I had more self confidence.
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    Olga No matter how many times I punch the mirror it still reflects still projects still renders that horrid reality all too clearly I don't look at myself and think “cute” I...
    JaneBloodyAusten JaneBloodyAusten 31-35, F 7 Responses Sep 3

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    I really don't like myself at all. I have dreams and goals of becoming something I don't believe I can be. I'm not even going to make to start my senior year considering I was a...
    onlyme313 onlyme313 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 24

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    My entire life is spent thinking "how can I improve the way I look". "If only I could lose a few pounds". "If only my nose was shorter, my hair longer, my teeth whiter" I feel...
    xxlouisebaby xxlouisebaby 22-25, F Aug 30

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    Always when I have to speak in front of many people my face turns red and I speak weird. My friends call me shy. But I just think it's not my people.
    Ramakichi Ramakichi 18-21, F Sep 10

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    Stevie Wonder - for once in my life Listen to this song, read the lyrics and then imagine you singing it to your self, magical will happen lol... On the real though, love to me...
    mzwhat mzwhat 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Catwithscars, please unblock me so I can read the message
    Tgharrold99 Tgharrold99 13-15, M 3 Responses Aug 23

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    After you've been stabbed in the back so many times you just start to give up.
    cicizzle cicizzle 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    I feel that I have less of everything. I'm not pretty, smart, talented and no boy wants to date me. I have acne, uncooperative hair and my smile is crooked. My body is not that of...
    sunsetcountdown sunsetcountdown 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 26

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    I dislike the way I look along with many others.
    onlyme313 onlyme313 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 29

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    There is literally nothing attractive about me. Physically or personality wise. Don't worry if you're reading this, you don't have to try to make me feel better. It doesn't work.
    ModernJob ModernJob 16-17, M Aug 31

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    Am I attractive. Please answer honestly
    Nick1027 Nick1027 13-15, M 8 Responses Aug 31

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    I hate the way I look and I just feel like no one will ever be interested in me. Anyone else feel that way??
    ksgirl11 ksgirl11 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 1

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    I feel like I'll never have a relationship because I will never believe someone likes me.
    ksgirl11 ksgirl11 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 3

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    I know for a fact that I could never have someone who I believe is extremely beautiful. So, I settled for just anyone who could make me happy. I just wish she knew that if I do...
    iamokaynow iamokaynow 31-35, M Sep 4

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    All I do on here is post about how much I dislike myself. I really need to get my **** together lol.
    ksgirl11 ksgirl11 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 5

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    I have trouble trusting people which stops me from having any kind of relationship. I want someone to talk to but I know I won't open up at all. I had to talk myself to putting...
    BoMolly BoMolly 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 5

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    I question my work ablity. I have been doing the same work for 18 years. I fear that my son will not call me all the time. I fear that he will get in trouble.
    littleoreo littleoreo 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 11

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    If I come off as cold to you when you message me it's only because I'm trying to get a idea of what type of person you are. I try to make sure you aren't going to be someone mean...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F Sep 14

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    Spread the word, love yourself, be a miracle :) http://youtu.be/TT6qWghHkFI
    mzwhat mzwhat 26-30, F Sep 15

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    Is anyone else having problems posting stuff ?
    lonely112 lonely112 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    madeofstars madeofstars 31-35, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Ive been battling self-conscious and low self esteem for sometime now.. Hav u ever experienced asking ur seatmate or friends for answers for exams or seatwork? And soon finds out...
    Chiscuit Chiscuit 26-30, F Aug 25

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    my self esteem is so low that i cry in public when i see someone pretty and wish i were them. never tell yourself that you are ugly. never, ever, compare yourself to someone. not...
    xenababy7 xenababy7 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 31

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    My self-esteem is like a rock. The higher you bring it up, the harder it comes down .-.
    EmbraceForever EmbraceForever 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 27

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    When you turn your car or truck into one that is almost touching the ground, has over or undersized rims/tires, and add spoilers and body effects... You THINK people are looking at...
    Jpeavey Jpeavey 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 30