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Doctor insights on: Are Insecure Attachment Issues More Common In Only Children

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What is the root cause of a child with insecure attachment issues?

What is the root cause of a child with insecure attachment issues?

Early Experience: It is thought the the most common cause of attachment problems has to donwith negative early experiences and possible trauma. This may also occur due to personality difficulties or other emotional problems that are internal to the child. ...Read more

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Is there counseling or therapy for couples where one person has major insecure attachment problems?

Is there counseling or therapy for couples where one person has major insecure attachment problems?

Yes: Of course, nobody thinks that they have an issue, and that they are the "good one" of the relationship. They may be right, but that's not the point. A good family counselor, and there are some in any area, can help greatly, and if one person does have major issues, refer them for individual care. But the issues may be in both parents, and a good counselor should help both parents. ...Read more

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I have so many insecurities. Is something wrong with my mental health?

I have so many insecurities. Is something wrong with my mental health?

Maybe or maybe not: All humans have some insecurities, but you seem to be concerned. Talking with a therapist can really be helpful both in clarifying your issues and in working through them to become the wonderful person you are meant to be. ...Read more

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Why do I feel insecure about my body as a teen guy and how can I solve this insecurity?

Why do I feel insecure about my body as a teen guy and how can I solve this insecurity?

Insecurity about: one's body as a teen age boy is very common. If you have good health focus on that. if the insecurity keeps you from going to school, interferes w/sleep, etc. please see your doc to make sure all is well w/your body and then a mental health professional for anxiety support. Stay neat and clean and treat others the way you would like to be treated. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is insecurity a sign of mental illness?

Is insecurity a sign of mental illness?

Not unless severe: "mental illness" is a judgment call. Severe mental conditions, e.g., schizophrenia, are clearly illnesses, while moderately bad depression is debatable, and most would agree mild to moderate insecurity is not. But if a person has severe insecurity that interferes with everyday life, it might be considered an illness. Whether it's an illness or not, counselors & therapists can help. ...Read more

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How can I confront my mom who is taunting me about my insecurities?

How can I confront my mom who is taunting me about my insecurities?

Verbal abuse: If you are financially independent, make it clear to her that this is unacceptable and that one more incident will end the relationship and that she will never see her grandchildren. Please consider a course of psychotherapy for your own security issues, to learn skills & thinking habits that work better, and talk with your physcian about perhaps getting therapy for the family as well. ...Read more

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I have extreme insecurities and depressive issues due to bullying etc. And it's taking over my life. How do I gain confidence back?

I have extreme insecurities and depressive issues due to bullying etc. And it's taking over my life. How do I gain confidence back?

Bullying: Bullying can happen at any time in life, but when it occurs in adulthood you have more choices about what to do. I don't know whether your age is truly 48, or if you're actually a minor. If you're an adult, you can seek out psychotherapeutic care to recover your confidence and strength. If you're a minor, you need help from your parents to get this care, and also in dealing with the bullies. ...Read more

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What's the best way to deal with insecurities and depression?

What's the best way to deal with insecurities and depression?

Depression: I would think that you should see a physician as you may need medication. ...Read more