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Could emotional abuse cause low self esteem?

Could emotional abuse cause low self esteem?

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 had emotional abuse in the past, talk therapy (counseling) can really help you deal with this and also help work on your self esteem. ...Read more

Dr. Amy Jones
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Low Self Esteem (Definition)

are four major components of S/E. They are Basic Worth, Competence, Ego Strength (Assertiveness and Thick Skinnedness) and Self-Acceptance. Any one of them can add or subtract from ...Read more


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Can poor parenting actually cause mental illness?

Can poor parenting actually cause mental illness?

Poor parenting: That includes violence or abuse could cause ptsd, depression, anxiety, etc. What do you mean by poor parenting? The journal "pediatrics" reported that physical punishment (i.E, pushing, grabbing, shoving, slapping, hitting) without abuse or neglect is associated with more mood and anxiety disorders, personality disorders, & drug abuse. Spanked children have more problems with anger & hitting. ...Read more

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Can low self esteem cause break outs?

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 your primary care doctor and see about a dermatology referral to develop a strong treatment plan. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mobileweb/2012/10/30/acne-stress-breakouts_n_2041417.html. ...Read more

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Can depression lead to odd eating habits?

Can depression lead to odd eating habits?

It may: Typical depression may be associated with decrease appetite and possible weight loss. Atypical depression can lead to increased appetite and possible weight gain. Appetite may fluctuate. Some people develop eating disordered behaviors which dissipate when the underlying depression is properly treated. ...Read more

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Do speech problems commonly lead to low self-esteem?

Speech problems: If untreated speech problems can cause self consciousness and low self esteem, consult with a speech therapist who can help you improve your speech. Best. ...Read more

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Can poor mental health lead to frequent nightmares?

Can poor mental health lead to frequent nightmares?

Yes. Acute and: unresolved conflicts can express themselves in nightmares. If you like dream analysis, go to a therapist for some work on the issues dreams express. But first, check on things physical. Nightmares can also be caused by changing or withdrawing from medication, metabolic changes (glandular conditions), diet sensitivities, etc. ...Read more

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Can poor oral health lead to poor overall health? How so?

Can poor oral health lead to poor overall health? How so?

Absolutely: Infection and inflammation in the mouth does not remain in the mouth. Anything that enters the bloodstream can be carried to all parts of the body. There are some very nasty bacteria in a mouth with disease, and these can be devastating in other areas of the body. The heart is a particularly susceptible organ as are prosthetic joints. Get clean and stay clean. See your Dentist. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Poor work history, due to poor handling of stress, nonsocial tendency and/or depression?

Poor work history, due to poor handling of stress, nonsocial tendency and/or depression?

All problems: Poor stress tolerance can lead to depression. Treatment with therapy and possible medications can help teach better coping mechanisms and increase stress tolerance. This leads to better work performance. ...Read more

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Excercise and dieting lead to smaller breasts but higher self esteem. Paradox?

Excercise and dieting lead to smaller breasts but higher self esteem. Paradox?

Better quality life.: Very few things, if any, are 100%, but if a healthy diet and lifestyle are followed, the quality of life is much improved. In addition, a strong resistance to cancer, heart disease, and many other debilitating diseases. Over time, this makes a big difference in how a person feels and what a person can do, no matter how old that person becomes. ...Read more

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How does a poor diet lead to a poor appetite?

How does a poor diet lead to a poor appetite?

Filling up: If you fill up with foods full of processed carbohydrates, you won't be hungry for healthier foods. I've written a good summary of the elements of a healthy diet. You can cut and paste this link to read my summary. www.mdprevent.blogspot.com. ...Read more

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Fear of gaining weight obsession with food weight loss calorie counting, depression, low self esteem, self harm, preoccupation with food what is this?

Fear of gaining weight obsession with food weight loss calorie counting, depression, low self esteem, self harm, preoccupation with food what is this?

Fear and Depression: This is something that you seek professional help for, to help you figure it out. Depression sounds like the main thing here, and is causing everything else to feel even worse. There is help available for this. Contact your family doctor first, and then you can have your doctor recommend a counselor. I would do this sooner than later. You really can get over this! ...Read more

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Low self esteem, lack of memory lethargic and stomach pain ?

Low self esteem, lack of memory lethargic and stomach pain
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? depression, but...: Any memory disorder, lethargy, stomach pains must be evaluated initially as three separate entities, by a compassionate diagnostician. Once a memory disorder, hypothyroidism, an abdominal problem, anemia, other neuropsychiatric disorders have been ruled out, it may come down to a state of depression, which is as real as any other disease and must be treated properly. ...Read more

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Is childhood obesity due to unhealthy habits or food?

Is childhood obesity due to unhealthy habits or food?

Both: Childhood obesity is predominantly due to excessive calories and decreased physical activity. Kids need to exercise daily. Also, they have no reason to drink soda's, juice, or any other form of caloric beverage if they are overweight or obese. Here is some background on childhood obesity: http://1.Usa.Gov/lbwdrt. ...Read more

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Can lack of sleep and stress cause delusional thinking small issues as big issues?

Can lack of sleep and stress cause delusional thinking small issues as big issues?

Yes: There have been experiments done where people are woken up when they start to go into rem or deep sleep which found that sleep deprivation can lead to hallucinations. If you are stressed and not sleeping meet with a psychologist to learn stress management techniques and develop better sleep habits. You may also want to start on some sleep medication consult with your physician. ...Read more

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Can extreme stress cause comprehension disability and poor memory ?

Can extreme stress cause comprehension disability and poor memory ?

Absolutely: Unfortunately in today's society we don't have the close family ties that existed long ago and we have much more emotional stress and exhaustionyou could say that our society has chronic form of post traumatic stress discorder.Extreme stress causes our stress hormones to react - to even deplete them, the body is no longer able to react and wears down. Our immunity and concentration are impaired. ...Read more

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How can you prevent diseases caused by poor mental health and stress?

How can you prevent diseases caused by poor mental health and stress?

Take good care.: To prevent stress related illness work on managing stress in ways that do not harm the body. Normalize diet, exercise, and get good sleep. Seek balance between work and play, and seek meaning and purpose in your daily life. Find relationships that build self esteem, and laugh a lot every day. Work on living joyfully in the moment, and find gratitude in art, music, and intimate relations. ...Read more

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Can lack of eating cause sleep problems?

Can lack of eating cause sleep problems?

Of course. The: body is not happy when it is not nourished and this sets off lots of uncomfortable symptoms (stomach contractions, being one), but possible headache, dry mouth, etc.). Hard to sleep when feeling this way? Your body wants you to get up and track down a bear, or at least go out in the garden and pick a squash. Next question: why are you not eating? Have you seen a mental health or food pro? ...Read more

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Will an extremely low protein diet cause irritability and clumsiness?

Will an extremely low protein diet cause irritability and clumsiness?

Yes: This will be hard to attain if you live in the us though. Keep me posted as to what you've been eating. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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Poor Eating (Definition)

Poor eating = Unhealthy eating habits that fail to meet the body's nutritional needs. Examples are eating too much or a diet that is ...Read more


Dr. Nathan Zasler
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Habits (Definition)

A recurrent, often unconscious pattern of behavior that is acquired ...Read more