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Can Poor Eating Habits Cause Low Self Esteem
I was wondering what do you believe causes depression, low self-esteem, and eating disorders in people?
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. Environmental factors are also important for all of us have to handle stress, loss, and other psychological difficulties. That stress interacts with the vulnerability that leads to depression. ...Read more
Self esteem & sx: Surgery can correct a physical problem. Low self esteem is a psychological one and cannot be treated with surgery. Some people who suffer from low self-esteem due to a physical deformity can be helped from cosmetic surgery but low self-esteem from another cause will not be solved. An experienced surgeon's most important job is to figure out whether to operate or not! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 because every person is valuable with his or her own inherent special talents and gifts to give to the world. Sometimes abuse, neglect, drug use, poor decisions and unfortunate situations may cause a person to suffer from low self-esteem. It is treatable. ...Read more
Can low self esteem cause for example to do bad work or not studying well or not trying to solve a math problem because of thinking that it is difficu?
Avoidance=problems: If you anticipate failure/disappointment and your response is to avoid things or do them half-heartedly, this leads to a vicious cycle, because you are also depriving yourself of the opportunity to practice skills. This leads to lower self esteem, which leads to more avoidance, which leads lower self esteem, etc. Talk to a therapist before this pattern becomes a life-long impediment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I constantly have felt "different" from everybody in my life since I was 3. It has caused low self-esteem, how can I combat this life long problem?
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. Diversity programs are helping. A clinical psychologist can help you sort this out and boost self-esteem. Be who you are and be that well. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Random brain pain associated with bad memory/event. Low self esteem. History of mental illness on mother's side. Causes?
Am i depressed? my symptoms are: sleep disturbance, low self esteem, always shaky, poor concentration, thoughts of self harm/ death, feeling worthless
Time to get help: You are describing a condition that appears to meet diagnostic criteria for a clinical depression, and this warrants a recommendation for a consultation with your doctor right away. Depressive disorders are very common and there are multiple psychotherapeutic, as well as excellent medications approved by FDA. Do not wait and consult with your doctor. ...Read more
Possible eating disorder help okay...So my little sister and best friend both have eating disorders and now I am beginning to feel the same emotional distress that leads to an eating disorder: body dysmorphic disorder, low self esteem, constantly thinking
Eating Disorder: Sorry to hear you and your sister are struggling so, read the articles on eating disorders on the soundmindz.Org website for support and ask your doctor for a referral to a clinical psychologist who specializes in treating eating disorders. It is a complicated problem that usually does not get better without treatment, the earlier you start the better as it won't take hold as much as if you delay. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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