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I Think Low Self Esteem Causes Anxiety and Depression

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I use to have low self esteem and would like to share my feelings so that it might be able to help others. Let me start off by saying I view myself as a perfectionist. In my...
    DavidRHall1996 DavidRHall1996 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 11

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    I'm really having trouble with this ****, I don't feel like I'm pretty enough to impress guys, I have low self-esteem.. Whenever somebody tells me that I'm so pretty I just don't...
    delilahehab delilahehab 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    I literally hate myself with about everything I have inside of me . I can't even look into a mirror without wanting to barf . I'm trying to become a happier me but it's hard when I...
    r3alfri3nds r3alfri3nds 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    From years of my mom telling me that I was fat and that I needed to lose weight my self esteem has plummeted to an all time low. I avoid mirrors, clothes shopping, hanging out with...
    weby667 weby667 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 19

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    Yesterday a friend and I were in a park relaxing. A group of guys came and approached her, my friend is more curvy then I am naturally petite. My friend is really developed for her...
    Diamond1029 Diamond1029 16-17, F 5 Responses Jul 7

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    I have a really low self steem, i'm so damn scared of rejection and also scared of people making fun of me, i really can't think of me as a successful person in the future, and...
    nati900 nati900 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I constantly criticize my self. I hate how I look and hate how I act around people some times. I always say stupid things and even find my own self annoying some times. I feel like...
    Cartwheel3694 Cartwheel3694 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    I think I feel the worst when I think about the size difference between me and my boyfriend. I always felt the male should be bigger, that it was simply a sign of masculinity. My...
    genericidiot genericidiot 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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    I bounce back and forth everyday between feeling good about myself and feeling like I am worthless. A lot of this has to do with my appearance, even though I know I am an...
    alittlerose alittlerose 18-21, F Jul 16

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    It won't go away I saw a super cute dress yesterday and picked it up then put it back down then made myself go back today and was gonna get it but a skinny girl was buying the same...
    willieverbegoodenough willieverbegoodenough 22-25, F Jul 16

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    I am really shy and I never think that I have done something well when apparently I have, my teachers have clearly noticed this as me and a few other under confident students have...
    Melonfriends Melonfriends 13-15, F Jul 2

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    I don't think I'm pretty. I really don't. I mean I joke around a lot and I don't send pictures. People get to know me and I'm great but as soon as I show them who I really am, they...
    TheVampireQueen92 TheVampireQueen92 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    I hate my body, I hate my life I get bullied, people think Im happy when Im not im suppose to be happy and everything But i hate my life in general
    autumnmarch12 autumnmarch12 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 19

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    Doctors send so much time trying to make people feel good about them self. Some people only have a very limited amount of things to feel about. When the job you have been at for 2...
    Linndsay Linndsay 26-30 a week ago

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    I'm sick in the head and I can't fix it I think I will start to get better but then it comes back even worse than before I need help with this and have no one to turn to cause...
    willieverbegoodenough willieverbegoodenough 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    I wish I was confident and outgoing. Probably never gonna happen.
    ksgirl11 ksgirl11 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I feel so ugly and worthless compared to other girls
    yesiigarciaa yesiigarciaa 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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    Yep. I feel like that I never am good someting and will always make mistakes even if the action is an easy thing. Almost every girl in my batch has something they're good at but me...
    bestchloe bestchloe 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    I'm not good enough never have been and never will be I wish people understood how bad im struggling right now going out tonight to a bar with friends sucks enough since I don't...
    willieverbegoodenough willieverbegoodenough 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Beauty has a vast definition. It differs from one person to another. I am cynical when it comes to compliments given to me. I can't help it but to disagree even knowing everyone...
    MarieAiko MarieAiko 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have low self esteem as it is. I feel so low about myself. I have since I was really young (it seems more often than not). I have stooped so low today. I messaged my ex and told...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Jul 13

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    My self esteem has been severely knocked down. I'm staying indoors today. I just fear if I go into town all crushed like this that I'll do something stupid. Like let 5 guys take...
    WintersSoldier WintersSoldier 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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    I don't really have self esteem issues... I'm a very confident person, but I used to have horrible self esteem all through my childhood & now as a young adult I'm very confident...
    ElenaSC ElenaSC 18-21, F Jul 19

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    I never ever felt like the need to make fun of others to feel popular or to raise my self esteem. I used to be the one who been into a lot of making fun of. I knew it was cos they...
    Egyptianguy34 Egyptianguy34 31-35, M Jul 16

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    No matter how hard I try, I just can't boost my self-esteem, When I look at myself, I see this hideous person with an ugly nose, huge lips, thick eyebrows, small squinty eyes...
    MLW1123 MLW1123 18-21 a week ago

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    Especially when it comes to body issues. I know I'm not perfect and there's a bit of room for improvement, but I also know I'm not fat or awful looking. I'd venture to say that I...
    RMDk RMDk 26-30, F 5 Responses Jul 1

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    For the longest time I've been the fattest person in my family and around me and I've never fit in. I never stop thinking about how much it hurts me when I look in the mirror an...
    JennieKathleen JennieKathleen 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 14

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    I must confess there was a time when I enjoyed making fun of others...so mean.It was pure act of creativity how I would analize stuff others worn or behaviours I found odd.It...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F Jul 10

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    I think I've had it all my life, I didn't like talking to people, I was shy, I was stiff whenever talking to people because I would get so nervous, and I would always stutter or be...
    Zancrispy Zancrispy 26-30, F Jul 1

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    I want one of my friends to contact me first. Just once. I feel like they only talk to me to be polite. I'm tired of feeling like a burden
    PrettyEyesBrokenSmile PrettyEyesBrokenSmile 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    I honestly wouldn't give a a monkeys penis about anything you would say about me. There's only like 2-3 people on this planet that can mentally make me cry.
    Zalbaar Zalbaar 13-15, M Jul 2

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    God you're so fat. You disgust me. Just look at yourself. You are the epiphany of ugliness.
    Imjustdone Imjustdone 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 7

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    Im not the hottest guy but I'm a good looking average joe. My wife wants someone with more money and cuter I suppose. I am too scared to even attempt to speak to other women and...
    aaronfelti21 aaronfelti21 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 7

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    Feeling like i dont look good enough to get anything real, any real realationship.
    justfnbrad justfnbrad 22-25, M Jul 11

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    It currently is at a six. It has taken a very long time to recover from the -10 I was once at but it was worth it. I have never looked back since.
    AddyAddyAddy AddyAddyAddy 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    This site has improved the way I look at myself. Thank god!
    tlee5001 tlee5001 22-25, F Jul 21

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    I feel really ugly right now.
    xxdannixx7 xxdannixx7 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I think I have forgot , how to be happy, I have lost interest in studies , have no job, no relations , low self esteem, bad physic. Now I just dont see the point, the depression...
    rockfordseagull rockfordseagull 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 19

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    I don't know how to start, so I'll just start where I feel my depression began. I have never had an easy life, I lived in a trailer house with my sister and my divorced mother. I...
    TP40514 TP40514 18-21, M 6 Responses Jul 11

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