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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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    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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    http://www.experienceproject.

    com/stories/Am-Lonely/5249647 Please read this
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F Dec 14, 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 think my low self esteem stemmed from my mother always saying negative things to me all the time. i got accepted to a university a few weeks ago and she was upset that the school...
    avalily avalily 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 9

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    Ever since i gained weight i have absolutely hated my body and the problem is i can't lose it again because of my stomach issues and super low metabolism urgh. I hate looking at...
    confusednormalness confusednormalness 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 17

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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 1 day 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 4 days ago

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    It sucks to be afraid to walk alone at school without friends, its awkward to go shopping alone, its embarrassing to eat alone at the cafeteria. My old profile pic was the only pic...
    Annaambrose Annaambrose 16-17 1 Response Apr 10

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    Does anyone know how to gain self confidence? I've been dealing with this problem for over 5 years. I sometimes feel as if im too nice to others, or just let myself go..I let...
    yasminesaleh00 yasminesaleh00 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 13

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    my body isn't one I'm proud of. I've tried starving myself but it didn't work, whenever I go outside my heart feels like it's not there anymore and I always think people are...
    awayfromlife awayfromlife 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 17

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    I can't help it. I've always been the tallest/biggest girl in my class and all my friends took dance and or been in some sport while I just focused on my studies more and my...
    awayfromlife awayfromlife 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 19

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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 1 Response a week ago

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    I am supposed to go on a date soon in the next couple days and we met online. I only posted 2 photos of my face and one picture of my body because I'm very insecure about it. I'm a...
    mzgirl mzgirl 22-25, F 10 Responses Apr 4

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    is it any wonder I have trust Issues? You close yourself off from people because you've been betrayed enough times that you throw up walls to protect yourself. Then somebody...
    RestlessWarrior1 RestlessWarrior1 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 13

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    Trying to feel special after abuse for 3 years.
    Shyvon5 Shyvon5 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 14

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    "I'm ugly and I'm proud " - Spongebob
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 14

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    I hate my body and I can't seem to gain any confidence over it.
    oirishi oirishi 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 18

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    I finally got my braces off but I know that wont change my chances of having a girlfriend
    pilot2022 pilot2022 13-15, M 2 Responses Apr 19

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    The same ex that got me into trading pics and roleplaying was the same girl that cheated on me a month after I nearly died
    pilot2022 pilot2022 13-15, M 3 Responses Apr 19

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    ever wake up and just hate yourself?? there is no reason to....it's amazing how to day to day life just picks you apart
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 19

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    this morning i decided to snap pictures of myself and when I look at them i just felt and overwhelming desire to cry. Out of two hundred pictures, all of them look bad. All i want...
    xboo15 xboo15 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 20

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    my Mother always discourage me . When ever i started talking with my younges she always try to keep me silent why????what she want why i cant speak my words why she do this????~~
    123reshu90 123reshu90 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 21

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    I mean is there any guy out there. that would love someone who has lots of tattoos and piercings? it's seems hard for me to find someone who I can really be me with, and he will be...
    gizmolover101 gizmolover101 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 23

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    I need to make changes in my life. A friend of mine took me out today. She'd won tickets to meet some local celebrities and have lunch with them. I work all the time and didn't...
    Ergoipsoloquitor Ergoipsoloquitor 36-40, M 4 days ago

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    People with high self-esteem they don't compare themselves to others.
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    I have doses of self esteem that appear on occasion. But it would be awesome if it were more of a regular thing.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M Apr 19

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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 a week ago

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    So I was sitting in class today and my friend was drawing. She kept putting her self down about it. She was saying what she drew was horrible and that she had "absolutely no...
    YourNotSoImaginaryFriend YourNotSoImaginaryFriend 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 24

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    I was walking home one day, when I realized. No matter what I do, I can cut, to punish myself, starve myself to try and be perfect, try my best to have perfect grades, but i'll...
    tearfilledocean tearfilledocean 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 22

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    Sometimes or most off the time I have no confidence. No confidence for making friends, sometimes speaking to acquaintance's. Or for things I do creative I don't believe it's good...
    Ghost25 Ghost25 16-17, M Apr 23

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    I have troubles trusting myself even when I know that what I'm doing is right. I just can't stand up to take my own side sometimes. How do I help myself?
    rubyrs rubyrs 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    I am happy today that again I make a girl feel truly loved and strong, but a little sad that we can never talk, as she has to sell her phone due to financial issues. She was an...
    neeraj8king neeraj8king 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 21

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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 a week ago

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