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I Think Low Self Esteem Causes Anxiety and Depression

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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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    I've a beautiful partner that has low self esteem, I've tried everything to make her feel better about herself without much success. I'm willing to do anything to help her feel...
    lowez lowez 36-40, M 4 days ago

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    My defense mechanism for having a low self-esteem is putting on a mask of confidence, which is almost non-existent in reality.
    wanderingsilhouette wanderingsilhouette 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 25

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    I’m almost fifty-seven years old and I’ve spent a good portion of my life feeling bad about my physical appearance. I didn’t set out to be this way, I’ve just managed to...
    miryam57 miryam57 56-60, F 2 Responses Nov 10

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    I have something to say about jealousy... It is an illusion that deceives oneself's mind. Once you're in that isolated illusion, you're gone. Lost. Detached. Alone. You start to...
    Mayuko Mayuko 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 26

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    I try my best to get mote self esteem and confidence but I just end up failing at it!
    achorusgirl achorusgirl 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Im not so sure but i think my esteem will go away until i reach the age 19
    myraaxx myraaxx 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    People are told to think that they are beautiful, smart, and "worth it", but when they embrace that they are called selfish, petty, moronic, etc. Its so sad. But I don't think...
    efrejoles efrejoles 13-15, M 2 days ago

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    my family doesn't think I'm gonna Finnish school. my parents make fun of me because I used to self harm. my parents tell me I don't have potential. I'm tired of everything.
    oxoxJillianxoxo oxoxJillianxoxo 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 28

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    Im at the absolute lowest now. The only thing keeping a temporary sanity is Making songs, ciggarettes and an urge to win over my self-hate. School is going bad since im not sure...
    vickepicke vickepicke 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 11

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    At the moment I'm in retreat, and going through a lot of soul-searching. One of the things that's come up in my procrastination breaking programme is the notion of self-acceptance...
    sometimeslonelytoo sometimeslonelytoo 41-45, M 6 Responses Oct 23

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    I guess I should begin at the beginning, right? Seems like it should be a no brainer, but I'm not sure which beginning to use. Once upon a time, a Scottish coke smuggler met a...
    HayleyBuggy HayleyBuggy 18-21, T 2 Responses Nov 11

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    I can't stop comparing myself to what's in the media. I know it isn't healthy for me to keep doing that, but I can't help it. I never felt good about myself. I'm very OK with my...
    adriana1722 adriana1722 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 11

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    Some of my friends say I'm really pretty nice but I just don't see it and I think I'm stupid even though I'm in 2 high school classes and I'm in 8th grade (I don't have to do 8th...
    unicornsydney unicornsydney 13-15, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Me and my Boyf have been together 2 years, I've lived with him and moved out an several occasions. I've moved in again and when I packing my stuff I found condoms stuffed in a...
    littlefox6 littlefox6 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 27

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    The picture speaks for itself...
    Sweetgirl120 Sweetgirl120 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 27

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    I got expelled and seeing everyone at school and Everything makes me feel ****** about myself. I hate myself.erg
    oxoxJillianxoxo oxoxJillianxoxo 13-15, F Nov 6

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    To all my friends on here here my number feel free to text or phone me looking forward to hear from you all +44 7860 868314 💞💕
    lydiacox lydiacox 18-21, F Nov 13

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    Some days are good Some days are bad Some days I love myself Some days I'm sad Some days I succeed Some days I fail Some days have sunshine Some days it hails Some days I talk Some...
    larosenoire larosenoire 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I really really feel bad today. 😔 I kinda need a hug...
    polyglotparrot polyglotparrot 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    I do. What is it I don't like about myself? Physically. My nose, I hate it! My eyes. Feel like they're too close and crunch up too much when I smile. I wish my legs and butt...
    ShadowedLover ShadowedLover 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    I completely hate how I look recently ughh
    katstho katstho 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm at the point where I can do nothing right. I spend hours on my appearance and what for? To be told I'm ugly and fat? I can't go on like this. I need to change something but...
    bj345 bj345 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    I was looking at quotes on Pinterest for something to send a friend and I came across something that's supposed to be positive but just made me cry. Broken crayons still color...
    BrokenDee BrokenDee 36-40, F 1 day ago

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    I never had a low. Self esteem. I think people need to learn to love themselves and try working on making themselves a better person instead of doing nothing and complaining about...
    Ebolaa Ebolaa 13-15, M Nov 10

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    I've been to see someone today who specialises in Leadership programmes, mainly because I keep getting knocked back for promotion, but also because I know I have a really low self...
    Mick672 Mick672 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 5

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    I'm so thrilled to say I'm actually gaining some self-esteem without feeling guilty about it. Man, this is such a freeing thing. Usually when I feel like asserting myself I think...
    EngulfingBreeze EngulfingBreeze 22-25, F Nov 10

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    I think I tend to make poor decisions which have caused strain in my relationship with my husband because of my poor self esteem.
    katzbrow katzbrow 26-30, F 9 Responses Oct 31

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    I was told today that I was attractive (kinda funny hearing it from two girls when I'm gay) and I'm really trying hard to believe it right now. Telling yourself you are when you...
    left4deadspace left4deadspace 16-17, M 1 Response Oct 29

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    Whatever we are self Conscious about, that will be the first thing we look at on other people
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 14 mins ago

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    I'm really self conscious when it comes to what I say and do. I'm still mentally kicking myself for things I said when I was six. My worst problem is when I say things and realize...
    Brimmless Brimmless 16-17, F Nov 14

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    It's no fun to be depressed and hate thy body and personality and whatever else. Been there, done that. Just sit back, listen, and try to enjoy life. :)
    astrokitty4341 astrokitty4341 22-25, F Nov 10

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    You are absolutely amazing! It just may not show itself yet…
    nojokeintended nojokeintended 36-40, M Oct 30

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    I heard girls struggle because social media invasion. I said this for those who always struggle to keep the popularity among any social media such instagram or twitter. I would...
    cassxandra cassxandra 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 14

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    I continue to read the book "The Art of Happiness" by the Dalai Lama. And I came to the chapter of how to deal with self hatred, which of course is so important for depressed...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe 41-45, F 11 Responses Oct 29

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    I feel like i was mistake being born in the world I've done so much ****** up **** but my past is pretty ****** him itself nobody knows how it makes me feel . I was laying on my...
    miz0217 miz0217 18-21, M 3 Responses Oct 29

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    As you all know there was a man in my life who persecuted me and made my life a living hell . I wish if I was a talented author to write the whole story with all the details but...
    lostsouluk lostsouluk 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 31

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    I am younger and this is a hard battle. Especially since I don't have anyone helping me deal with this. Inside I either feel too numb to feel anything and extreme sadness or even...
    SilverWolf16 SilverWolf16 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 12

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    I keep seeing people posting/asking if others find them attractive, and it's mostly young teens. It doesn't matter what others think, it's sad that you're asking because if people...
    StarBerryAdi StarBerryAdi 18-21, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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