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causes of low self esteem in men

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Austina Cho
25 years experience in Psychiatry
Abuse, neglect: Common causes of low self-esteem are beliefs that a person is unloved, unwanted, abandoned, rejected or worthless. All these beliefs are untrue becaus ... Read More

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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Holmberg
21 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Make worse: If the low self esteem was causing stress it could make acne worse through stress hormones but it's not likely a key causes of acne. Check in with yo ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience in Clinical Psychology
We are all different: but when we judge that a bad or wrong it creates problems. Younger folks today are much more accepting of individual differences than in the past. D ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Front
26 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Poor concentration: Find a therapist w/ whom you feel comfortable talking. Cognitive ; esp. Behavioral therapy may be particularly effective. Simply talking about how you ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jane Kang
Dr. Jane Kang answered
20 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: Emotional abuse can definitely cause low self esteem. If you are in an emotionally abusive relationship now, you should try to get out. If you have ha ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. John O'Malley
53 years experience in Child Psychiatry
Multifactorial: The causes of depression are not entirely known. We believe that genetics plays a vital role in that it probably makes the individual vulnerable. En ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Catherine Shaw
35 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Please clarify: I can't really help you unless you want to be more specific re bad memory/event? Also doubtful that brain pain is associated with the above. Was the e ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stewart
43 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Self esteem: Comes from doing things you're proud of and not distorting or denigrating your accomplishments, abilities and basic human worth. If you haven't done ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miroslava Fox
14 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Long Jorney: You can do an inventory of the things you consider positive about you (ho matter how small these things might seem), you can also start by identifying ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Bordini
31 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Building an identity: Self-esteem is an important part of our sense of self and well being. There are no magic solutions, but taking good care of oneself by avoiding outbu ... Read More
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