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I Think Low Self Esteem Causes Anxiety and Depression

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I am the type of girl who has low self esteem but I pretend I have a lot of confidence. My self esteem is so low that when any guy or girl calls me pretty, I believe I owe them...
    jswdancergirl1 jswdancergirl1 16-17, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    It sucks having low self esteem and I think its all because of my last relationship..
    dawwnn dawwnn 16-17, F Mar 15

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    It wasn't until I searched low self esteem, did u find , and confidence. To read this was to feel validated. The internal conflicts the eternal of my existence each and every day...
    heavenlyflower123 heavenlyflower123 36-40, F Feb 26

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    I battle low self-esteem daily...DAILY... :-( I don't want to talk about it :-(
    cashetty69 cashetty69 51-55, M Mar 13

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    Let me get this off my chest..... Since I was little I was made fun of by the only male figures in my life (my bro and father). I blossomed into a woman who gets pleasure when...
    nancylu1234567890 nancylu1234567890 26-30, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I always feel like I can't do anything right and put myself down a lot. I don't recognise my achievements because I focus on the people who helped me to get through. I went to a...
    LinkinParkMuse LinkinParkMuse 26-30, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I guess it's an issue that stems from childhood, and has sort of followed me ever since. I was bullied in primary school. Looking back on it now, it probably wasn't as viscous as...
    DropsofJupiter1 DropsofJupiter1 18-21, F 8 Responses 4 days ago

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    I hate almost everything about myself. No matter what I do, I always feel like the weird outsider who doesn't belong anywhere. For one thing l, I look like a little kid most of the...
    animegirl63 animegirl63 16-17, F 8 hrs ago

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    I always have had a lack of confidence in myself. Mostly I am doing ok these days, but there are just some times when i fall back into the self-defeating ways of thinking about...
    00FlyingHome 00FlyingHome 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 14

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    is more like a rant about my life so far. Everytime I got the chance, I like to go out by myself and think about things (everything and anything so far) and here is what I got so...
    OrangeCaramel OrangeCaramel 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 16

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    So I was reading the "I want to know if you think I'm attractive" posts ... Then I thought holy **** that's depressing, do you really have to be rated by other people in order to...
    jlove987 jlove987 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I realized today that the main cause of most of my problems was shame. I am ashamed of myself to the point that any little thing I do wrong makes me hate a part of myself. This...
    ChelseaJN ChelseaJN 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I've never really told anyone how I feel truly because I don't want anyone to feel bad for me or worry about me. But for the longest time, ive been plagued with negative thoughts...
    cbeez25tree cbeez25tree 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Sometimes you think of yourself as an afterthought rather than just a thought
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 15

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    I know I'm not beautiful. I know what beautiful people look like and that's just not me. If I was beautiful, I wouldn't be 18 and never had a boyfriend, unless you count the kind...
    ArwenUndomiel62 ArwenUndomiel62 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I wish I didn't need other people's approval all the time.
    JourneyOfLife JourneyOfLife 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 2

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    I don't know what to do about this. It just feel as if everyone is so much better than me in terms of intelligence, awareness, creativity, knowledge and so many other aspects. What...
    DarkLoser DarkLoser 13-15, F 5 Responses Mar 6

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    It's all spiraled to where I am now, all of it. It's all come to this point and I'm still stuck exactly where I was. I've just covered it all up. Repeatedly. When one source is...
    wanderquietly wanderquietly 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 6

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    I don't feel good enough anymore... I feel like it's only matter of time before it starts to end. I don't want it to of course but I can meet seem to make people want to stay with...
    bigca1697 bigca1697 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 8

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    good quote time: "When you're different, sometimes you don't see the millions of people who accept you for what you are. All you notice is the person who doesn't." - Jodi picoult
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 9

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    I always hate the "it's not you" "not your fault" speech...still makes me feel like I failed in some way
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 9

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    Until popeye syndrome returns.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 10

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    MY feeling is that it never goes away
    cashetty69 cashetty69 51-55, M Mar 13

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    I still have a lot of issues with myself and my appearance but I can honestly say I’m so much more confident than I was a year ago. and that's something I'm proud of.
    OrangeCaramel OrangeCaramel 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 15

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    I'm lonely Depressed Sad I prefer older women Someone please txt me I need comfort
    pilot2022 pilot2022 13-15, M Mar 15

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    I realized today I am actually skinny. Like I sometimes look at myself and say wow I am getting chubby. But today I put on my favorite dress and looked at myself in the mirror and...
    Emily217 Emily217 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 16

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    I feel like even if I wanted to I couldn't be anorexic, I don't have the strength to just not eat! Sometimes I wish I did, other times I've very happy that that I can't because I...
    Jessicaliners Jessicaliners 18-21, F 8 Responses Mar 18

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    No matter what i do to clear my acne it always comes back... Why?!?!. I hate life...
    MyLifee99 MyLifee99 13-15 2 Responses Mar 18

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    My grandma was like "you should find yourself a girl". Me:"get real now".
    MyLifee99 MyLifee99 13-15 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I've alwys had... Since I was a kid. I grew up so scare of people. And I felt myself so insignificant. Always. Even now. And the saddest part is that I've been in therapy for six...
    Starinthedeath Starinthedeath 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I lost it long ago and now i have rediscovered it within again.Well being traumatized has made me a weakling and dependent person and i ended up being clingy and a bit over polite...
    GenuineAngel GenuineAngel 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 5