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I Think Low Self Esteem Causes Anxiety and Depression

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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 13-15, F Feb 10

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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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    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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    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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    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 13-15, F Dec 18, 2014

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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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    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, 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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    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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    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 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 14, 2014

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    http://www.experienceproject.

    com/stories/Am-Lonely/5249647 Please read this
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F Dec 14, 2014

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    I have such a low self esteem, it's very frustrating. Recently I've fallen for a guy from my work and I can't even get myself to talk to him. Maybe he is married... How could I...
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    For about two to three years, I have self-harmed. Mostly cutting, but I also punched myself, punched objects, starved and made myself throw up {not sure if that the last two are...
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    Isn't it crazy to think that even the most beautiful woman according to society or the eye of the beholder has issues. I have a friend who is really pretty but has quite the low...
    miya23 miya23 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I was overweight growing up. From when I was about 6 to sometime after I turned 12 when I began to realize how terrible my eating habits had gotten. After being about 160lbs in 5th...
    Elliearellano Elliearellano 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I think it's time for an update on my life now. I've been here for awhile and anyone who's known me for awhile knows that my EP account was made out of depression and I used it to...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    So I joined EP a few weeks ago coming from a background of extremely low self-esteem and terrible body image and no self worth. I could never find anyone near me who was a part of...
    Others2468 Others2468 31-35, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I am shy,reserved, sensitive, has low self esteem and low self confidence… Growing up I never had much confident in myself - there has been many situations where I needed...
    LittleMilwee LittleMilwee 22-25, F 7 Responses Jul 22

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    They did it again. I think I'm pregnant again. I've been molested to pregnancy. I cannot call it a rape, because I don't believe I was penetrated. I know that if I was, I would...
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    i used to think of myself attractive and i do remember that like yesterday..i was one of those teenage guys who would do my hair for more an than an hour to make sure it looks...
    LegendBattles LegendBattles 26-30, M Jul 21

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    Actually I have lost ALL of my self-worth and self-esteem. I'm completely empty.
    1sososad 1sososad 46-50, M Jul 21

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    I have all three affecting my life day to day. Aren't I the luckiest?!
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M Jul 20

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    This is all natural no makeup and my hair natural ... I could never walk out like this in public . Do any of you guys know how I can be more confident in my natural self ? And also...
    adriannag0416 adriannag0416 13-15, F 6 Responses Jul 20

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    Limitless Love I have always been a girl to always have friends & boyfriends at her side at all times. In reality, I believe the reason for this behaviour was because I loved the...
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    Yes, I Am Having A Mid Life Crisis. Could be many parameters that cause it .... Health Work suddenly thinking what have I achieved in life , have I really utilized my life and...
    boxersoff4u boxersoff4u 51-55, M Jul 19

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    I feel ugly😭😭. Can anybody tell me wat they think
    Louis568 Louis568 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 18

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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...
    JosephinaBallerina JosephinaBallerina 31-35, F 14 Responses Jul 18

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    These are 10 Assertive Rights I have as a human being that I have to say out loud 3 times a day... Assertive Right #1: I have the right to judge my own behavior, thoughts, and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jul 17

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    I feel like I look better with makeup and when I don't wear makeup I feel ugly
    adriannag0416 adriannag0416 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 17

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    It's really hard to think that I've lost almost all of my teenage years to at least one depressive episode a year. It caused me to struggle in school. It caused my social anxiety...
    thornedrose thornedrose 18-21, F Jul 16

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    I'm too ordinary. Nothing about me is different or stands out. Blond hair, blue eyes, proportional nose. So plain. Not to mention the self harm scars on my thighs. I'm surprised I...
    YoungOne1901 YoungOne1901 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 16

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    33 year old, my body is darn skinny only 48kg height 170 and all the girls I liked freaked out bcoz of my body. I been single far too long, and it seem no girls ever want a skinny...
    ausliajulz ausliajulz 31-35, M Jul 16

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    Is it odd for a guy to feel this way? well, the body image part anyway.
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 16

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    Okay, so, I have very big issues with my body. The biggest issue I have is that my boobs are very, very different sizes. I know that it is natural for our boobs to be different...
    alligryda alligryda 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 15

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    I always feel ugly... Not because I'm fat, but my face and skin looks ugly... My nose isn't nicely shaped (I got the pug-like nose genes from my dad), I have some facial hair (a...
    salmon140301 salmon140301 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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    Hi my name is Paula, im not really going to go into detail about my life, all i can say is i struggle with the way my face looks. Most of the time people reject me on how my face...
    summergirl001 summergirl001 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 15

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