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I Think Low Self Esteem Causes Anxiety and Depression

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 147 People

    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, 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 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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    http://www.experienceproject.

    com/stories/Am-Lonely/5249647 Please read this
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F Dec 14, 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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    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 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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    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 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 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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    I've been clean for 288 days now and every day I've been tempted to relapse again. When I first quit I didn't intend to... my dad was about to find evidence that I self harmed and...
    Mewl Mewl 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    Being made fun of growing up, being made to feel that I'm not as important as my older siblings, bullied all through school...all these things have lead to low self esteem...then...
    guitarman493 guitarman493 61-65, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I call these people "**** ons" These are the type of fake loser type people who try to **** on everybody else because of poor judgment and self pity. These people can be bullies...
    lastassassin lastassassin 22-25, M 10 hrs ago

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    two steps forward, and then two steps back ....I'm jus a sucker with no self esteem (offspring)
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I told you I think I am week , didn't you see people don't like me , I hv to do better n harder, didn't you see.! This is why I suck and this is y I get the strong g emotions.. U...
    Outlookingtheworld Outlookingtheworld 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    I mean, why wouldn't I? I broke a weighing scale the other day I'm so ******* fat. I have man boobs that put some women to shame, a gut that is way too wide, a **** ugly face, hair...
    Radomguy1000 Radomguy1000 22-25, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    so lately ive felt more self conscious about my breast theyre small i fit in an a cup and my boyfriend says he loves how small they are and i know he means well but i cant be happy...
    Cuttlefishculler Cuttlefishculler 18-21 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I was just told today that I can't be in an advanced class if in self conscious…
    prettyinpinkandpunk prettyinpinkandpunk 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    I think so low about myself. I'm always negative, there will be times where i actually want to cut myself just to feel something.
    yoadrian123 yoadrian123 16-17, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I think, bit by bit, I am beginning to like myself. I've battled incredibly low self esteem and anxiety for most of my life, so actually smiling at myself in the mirror is taking...
    crypticcrime crypticcrime 18-21, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I go through bouts of sadness where I don't feel good enough for anyone. Tonight is one of those nights.
    EllieT17 EllieT17 18-21, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    So I tend to turn to random people to flirt with and talk dirty to so I get some compliments because I never get compliments in my own relationship
    oddkid448 oddkid448 26-30, M a week ago

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    I read an article, yesterday. Laura Hospes, a photographer, wanted to expose what mental illness can really be like through self-portraits. The photos show her as she receives...
    goagainsttheflow goagainsttheflow 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 25

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    I have been self harming for 5 years and I literally self harm almost every day because I don't see the point in recovery when I have such low self esteem and no close friends...
    Alexx556 Alexx556 16-17, T 1 Response Aug 24

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    I've always had it. Ever since I was a little kid. I absolutely hate my body image. All it takes is one photogenic girl who looks so beautiful and confident to make me hate myself...
    prettyinpinkandpunk prettyinpinkandpunk 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    Hello! My name is Emma and I’m 20 years old and live in Stockholm, Sweden. I spent my teen years having low self-esteem, panic attacks and was extremely anxious and insecure. Now...
    emmaerika emmaerika 18-21, F Aug 23

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    I don't think I will ever find love. Just don't know where to look.
    Roger773 Roger773 41-45, M Aug 22

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    I am 26 and I lost one of my front teeth. Guess what? Chipped right to the gum. Dentist said there was no hope, unless I have money to buy my way out of such a tragedy...
    myfungasm myfungasm 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 21

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    So this is what I posted on my blog. Depression is too complex and hard to deal with so I'm not saying I have the cure here or anything like that, but reading this MIGHT help a...
    weirdcharlie weirdcharlie 16-17, T 5 Responses Aug 21

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    Today my mother told me again, that IM FAT. She is always controlling what I eat and how I look. I am currently in college, I try as much possible to get fitness..but there is no...
    Bella1314 Bella1314 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 20

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    Tonight I cried my eyes out. I was on POF talking to a guy. We got along so well and even made plans to hang out. He asked for my Instagram and of course they weren't as cute as my...
    AwkwardBlackGir1 AwkwardBlackGir1 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    School orientation was tonight and that should make me feel better about school but it didn't... It made things worse again. I was a fool to think that good times would last...
    Kat358 Kat358 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 18

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    I was messaging back and forth with an old friend from high school, and the question of whether I had tried dating came up. I basically told her no, because not only am I far too...
    jdhammer84 jdhammer84 31-35, M Aug 18

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    I have no self esteem. I really HATE myself. I HATE being female. I HATE my brain and my body. I don't understand WHY God made me this way??
    noaht43 noaht43 41-45, T 2 Responses Aug 17

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    I'm really feeling like crap today and I don't know why. I'm feeling numb and invisible. I'm so tired of all the negativity around me when I'm trying so hard to be positive and...
    aacbluey aacbluey 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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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...
    inception000 inception000 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 17

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    I just really dont like myself, people tell me I'm pretty and all but then it makes me feel like people only like me for that, especially guys because i don't think I have a great...
    blooop123 blooop123 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    Let me know what you think. Some people throughout my life have said so. But with low self esteem I have my doubts. So come on, give me your opinion.
    ScottyB3389 ScottyB3389 51-55, M Aug 15

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    I'm not an ugly person I'm (I've been told) that I'm rather cute. I'm a small woman and for a black woman I don't have a very big butt my co-workers like to joke that I have no...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 15

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