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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    http://www.experienceproject.

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

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    I battle depression for years, last year i tried to kill my self, now i am on antidepressants for mounts and they are helping me a lot, my suicide thoughts are gone. But i still...
    anazi anazi 26-30, F a week ago

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    I woke up this morning and realized that I don't have many friends or a girlfriend, because I have low self esteem and self confidence, I have always known there was something...
    JodyValero JodyValero 18-21, M 1 Response May 12

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    I have Aspergers which means I can be shy, with very low self esteem & lack confidence, I feel ugly and unwanted. I'm here because I'd like to meet genuine people & make friends...
    Scarletjaki Scarletjaki 36-40, F 5 Responses May 2

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    Its happening again. At the moment my self esteem, as I've realised over the years is faltering and recently flatlinning. These days its just barely beyond functioning. I've lived...
    lass1 lass1 41-45, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    All my life, I have looked in the mirror and said "I can be better, I can look better, look at how any things I can change!". It started I guess when I was in the 4th grade, and...
    vanstable123 vanstable123 13-15, M Apr 29

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    I guess being bullied as a child, being disabled, having a father who talks down to you constantly will effect you for years. I've tried exercise, talking about it any 'new hobbies...
    Almostanonymous Almostanonymous 22-25, M 3 Responses May 13

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    It's funny though,self esteem how much it matters.On the job brain full of ideas I want to say them,I want to contribute,but no.Mouth open no words,hand in air in gesticulation...
    somerandomguyfromspace somerandomguyfromspace 31-35, M 1 Response May 16

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    I hate the fact that I can't stand up for myself. I am so careful to not hurt myself. I'm very insecure. I'm afraid of the things that they might me thinking of me negatively...
    LifeisRiddle LifeisRiddle 16-17, F 1 Response May 7

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    8whenever i go to in any functions o or ceremony so i feel My self so boring l feel that there is any problem in myself I am not likes other my dressup is not gorgeous me should...
    123reshu90 123reshu90 22-25, F Apr 26

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    I had a really big fight with my boyfriend today because I caught him looking at **** and it made me feel so ugly. I know looking at **** is natural and I look at **** too. I have...
    origamilover origamilover 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have low confidence.There was a time when i was the brightest kid in my school class but since going to next levels didn't work out the way i hoped for.I am not that bright...
    darknight00 darknight00 26-30, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    i hate feeling like there's no one there, I just want someone too care.
    MemoryLane1137 MemoryLane1137 16-17, F 1 Response May 11

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    Don't get me wrong, I do make fun of others, but it's not for self-esteem. It''s to establish eh pecking order.
    karlmartink karlmartink 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 27

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    I believe my self esteem is high in certain parts of my life, yet in some areas I feel there's very little confidence, I feel worthless to most people so often. I have yet to...
    dannyboydreaming dannyboydreaming 26-30, M 1 Response May 17

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    so I asked a question on EP just fooling around asking if anyone would date me, 10 people replied abd they all said no!!! except for one who turned out to be 70!! ( thanks but no...
    DylanDaVillian DylanDaVillian 13-15, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Or the art of not giving a ****. Cause seriously I still remember things I said and did in second grade that make me wonder if it make people hate me. Even now I can't stop my...
    sweetiebomb sweetiebomb 22-25 1 Response May 4

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    So, when I moved from primary to secondary school I began to be the platform on which bullies attack. I didn't suffer any physical attacks, however I was ridiculed and picked on...
    ftariq24 ftariq24 16-17, M May 14

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    I am happy with me and have no need to do or say anything negative to others to feel good about me. my choices are mine alone and I respect others to make their own choices for...
    blonde10 blonde10 36-40, F Apr 27

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    I don't feel very pretty right now. I wish I didn't need outside validation to feel pretty
    ccm22 ccm22 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Another exhausting post. Probably because of this small part of the world already asleep and i'm the only one still wide awake at this odd hour. People say that it's completely...
    jessycarcher jessycarcher 22-25, F May 9

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    To all you girls out there to all you women out there that have low self esteem. You should be very proud of yourselves you are the heart of the world you make everything go around...
    davideo1952 davideo1952 61-65, M 1 Response May 3

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    Nobody understands what it is to struggle with overweight, ADHD, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, HIV, HSV1, dark spots all over my arms and legs. Everybody says, "easy, silly...
    Pather2013 Pather2013 46-50, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I have a very close friend that has a very low opinion of herself. She is the most beautiful woman I have ever met. She is beautiful inside and out. Now to her, when she looks at...
    davideo1952 davideo1952 61-65, M 3 Responses May 5

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    I make myself appear happy… almost to a point that I believe it. But, on the inside, the level of turmoil that twists and churns with each passing second makes it almost...
    Cavalierism Cavalierism 16-17, M 3 Responses May 8

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    I feel I'm reaching bottom. I have the feeling that nothing is going to improve. I had so many dreams, so many things I wanted to get done. I feel anxious, blue, concerned...
    Pather2013 Pather2013 46-50, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My mother has borderline personality disorder. It's all or nothing, black or white to her. You have to give her attention and she is constantly taking and editing selfies. She is...
    angelique422 angelique422 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    It seems a bit ironic saying this on a social media site, but oh well! Sure, it makes keeping in touch and talking to people much easier, but somebody like me who feels isolated...
    RealLifePerson RealLifePerson 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    I was not brought up like others, neither do I share their culture. When I came back from living my childhood abroad and saw what others called life and love I did not buy it. I...
    wirfffff wirfffff 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 27

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    Am a 23 year old male in college and i struggle with shyness.social anxiety and depression.this led to another problem of isolation and anger.The anger mostly stems from not being...
    oteki1 oteki1 22-25, M Apr 27

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