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I Think Low Self Esteem Causes Anxiety and Depression

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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'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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    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 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 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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    Help? I dunno what's up?

    Dunno what to look for in anxiety and depression advise?
    thatslagsarah thatslagsarah 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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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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    Related Experiences

    Truth is I don't think I've ever had any Self Esteem or Confidence. I say that only because looking back throughout my life I cannot recall a time where I was truly okay with being...
    needinganescape needinganescape 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    Throughout my entire life, I've struggled with self esteem. From childhood through my sophomore year in college, I was always teased and was the main topic for everyone's cruel and...
    Paul1538 Paul1538 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 25

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    Always have had low self-esteem. When people say I'm beautiful or pretty I automatically shut it down. I look in the mirror and see so many flaws and things I wish I could change...
    93rp 93rp 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 10

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    Every person has dealt with low self-esteem and so have I. It’s not the best feeling in the world, but it’s not that bad either. The way we value ourselves is a hard thing to...
    BeingAnAnglophile BeingAnAnglophile 16-17, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have very low self esteem. I get so depressed because of how I feel about myself I wind up taking it out on my boyfriend. When I do it makes him feel like **** and like I think...
    markiealex markiealex 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    I have had low self esteem for 4 years. After all that happened and all those conflict with my used to be friends, i just didnt want attention to myself anymore. Everytime i get...
    Amature14 Amature14 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    It's that usual low-self esteem caused by worries. The worries of not being able to meet expectations despite disliking expectations and preferring to go wherever I please...afraid...
    Katami Katami 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    I have really low self esteem, it is reaching the point where I don't even want to go out and socialize because I don't feel good enough.
    MissMisunderstood1 MissMisunderstood1 16-17, F 6 Responses Mar 28

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    I have very low self esteem... I waste hours dreaming of the beautiful body and intelligent mind I've always wanted, I grow more jaded every day from the venom in my envy of my...
    Jillianchn Jillianchn 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 28

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    It almost seems more comfortable to have low self esteem instead of getting your hopes up and feeling confident only to be crushed again. I guess what I am saying is it is easier...
    Offing Offing 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I've pretty much had low self esteem since the age of 6, I got put down a lot about my weight when I was a kid and that I had a few learning difficulties. I'm 15 now and I still...
    venetiaroses venetiaroses 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I have the lowest self-esteem. Let's see. I spent most of my childhood up until the age of 12 sitting around at home, supposedly "home schooled." By the time I started 7th grade at...
    tgf12 tgf12 18-21, M Apr 10

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    I have the lowest self-esteem. Let's see. I spent most of my childhood up until the age of 12 sitting around at home, supposedly "home schooled." By the time I started 7th grade at...
    tgf12 tgf12 18-21, M Apr 10

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    With my first real post I want to be honest and open up with something that has been bothering me for years. I am sure several people post similar things but this is my honest and...
    SkipperSkips SkipperSkips 31-35, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have such low self esteem, my family is constantly telling me that I don't give myself enough credit. It's hard not looking at myself and seeing a **** person. Because I AM a...
    ksnaps ksnaps 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    my self esteem is so low and I can't find out why I'm like this. I pick out every single little flaw I can find, and I'm so brainwashed that everyone else around me notices...
    megtayl0rr megtayl0rr 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 10

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    I don't even mind not having high self esteem but can I at least think good about myself
    melrose11 melrose11 18-21, F Mar 26

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    I've been in a relationship with a committed guy for close to 4years who is soon to tie a knot, I'm so afraid to leave and move on, I'm so afraid to fall in love again, I'm so...
    LadyMayah LadyMayah 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    when I look in the mirror...... I've never been told I was pretty, over the years I've never been given a reason to think i was beautiful, pretty, or anywhere near it, but people...
    musiclover122 musiclover122 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I can't help it. When I hear people laughing, I think they're laughing at me. I always think people are talking about me when they're in groups and I usually am too shy to ask a...
    123peppy 123peppy 16-17, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I consider myself to be a fairly attractive young man. But my self confidence pretty low when it comes to asking the opposite sex out. And when the opportunity arises for me to ask...
    beyondreach89 beyondreach89 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    Some days I can't get out of bed... Not because I'm lazy but I feel so down I don't want to see anyone. I have a boyfriend and says lovely things about me but I can't see it and i...
    nawpjh nawpjh 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    It really doesn't help when the person I think I'm falling for doesn't have any romantic feelings for me. And I don't mean like he only sees me as a friend. I mean the only...
    ThisIsMordor ThisIsMordor 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    I find it impossible to love myself, and I don't know why. I have had an amazing upbringing with supportive parents and a great life, but every moment of my life I'm putting myself...
    LeavesOfSunshine LeavesOfSunshine 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I wonder what it's like to wake up and love yourself. To look in the mirror and not want to cry. To weigh yourself, see the number, and not want to starve. To be with friends and...
    Ally95xx Ally95xx 18-21, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    "After A While" After a while you learn the subtle difference between holding a hand and chaining a soul and you learn love doesn't mean leaning and company doesn't always mean...
    mommaceitta mommaceitta 51-55, F 14 hrs ago

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    I feel like Everyone's better than I am, idk why:/
    chaaayy chaaayy 18-21, F 7 Responses Mar 20

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    Why can't I just love myself, I can never see the good things about myself. I hate it so much.
    melrose11 melrose11 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    Dose anyone like 4 1/2 inch dicks .... I feel like no one dose...
    CASTbox CASTbox 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 22

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    Always have ........ Any suggestions?
    onesmrtrn onesmrtrn 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    I don't know how it reached this point. I've certainly never had anyone make me feel worthless--I have a loving, supportive family and have never been bullied by my peers or...
    rlc91 rlc91 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    Yeah pretty much :/ everyone here is so nice but for some reason people (boys especially) don't see that. Plus family doesn't really help considering they pick at my flaws 24/7...
    suzannah98 suzannah98 16-17, F 5 Responses Mar 28

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    I recently ended a relationship with someone and they used my weaknesses about myself against me. The words used have hurt me beyond belief and I dont know how to get them out of...
    mdvettech mdvettech 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I am sooooo ugly, or average which is ugly in my book, bleh
    Danchou Danchou 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 7

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    A was with this guy who destroyed my confidence I now feel fat and ugly and worthless because I wasn't good enough for him.
    grimesfoster grimesfoster 18-21, F Apr 7

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    The Person who brought me into This world is beautiful-she is also very shallow. She judges everyone and everything on the basis of looks and beauty. Pretty is pathetic, damn you...
    lolaMyheqrt lolaMyheqrt 18-21, F Apr 8

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    Kids at school make fun of me on how I look and act ugh why should I bother being nice in school
    Nny7 Nny7 13-15, M Apr 9

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    I was abused horribly by my father from as for back as I can remember (my first memory was being punched in the chest) and at the same time bullied in school because of my deformed...
    dacraww dacraww 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    And I have no reason to. I was blessed with a fast metabolism and size 0 waist, people call me pretty, I get hit on when I go out. But I've always found a way to hate the way I...
    breeziibee breeziibee 18-21, F Apr 10

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    I hate that I can't feel pretty 😭
    melrose11 melrose11 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I live in a house with 4 other people about the same age as me. (I've been living here now for about 6 or 7 months) When I come home from work, I walk straight to my room and stay...
    JustMsDanni JustMsDanni 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    My boyfriends, john, best friend,Paul, died in a car accident in November. Paul was going to marry a girl. Now my boyfriend and her talk often. Which is understandable but lately...
    dixie201425 dixie201425 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Ignorance is bliss...true or false?
    elissamay33 elissamay33 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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