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Characteristics Associated With Teens With High And Low Self Esteem
Be good, and learn!: There are many ways to have healthy self-esteem. Most agree that there are two broad components to self-esteem: (1) the view that I am a worthwhile or good person; and (2) the view that I have some competence (i know things or know how to do things). If people continue to strive to be virtuous or good and to learn and develop skills they will tend to have a positive self-concept. Striving is key. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
21 year of age, male. Depressed, moody, low sex drive, low self esteem, feeling not so manly, low test, high prolactin. Help, what to do?
Low T : A 21 year old should not have low testosterone. You need to find the cause. If the prolactin is significantly high and you are having headaches and mood changes have your physician follow this up. You may need an MRI to look and the part of the brain that produces prolactin called the pituitiary. Also they should check lh and fsh levels to see if your body is trying to produce testosterone. ...Read more
Random brain pain associated with bad memory/event. Low self esteem. History of mental illness on mother's side. Causes?
Change It!: If you would like to try the self help route - i found "the feeling good book" by david burns to be very helpful. You not to not only read it but also practice the concepts. Another good option would be working with a therapist, what is important to know is that you do have options. Take care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Now you get it!: Welcome to being human! Those of us (narcissists) who fail to have the courage to recognize our imperfections fail to ever have the chance to grow or live in reality. Once you can tolerate sadness, then you do something about it. Psychotherapy, particularly with a skilled therapist (psychodynamic therapist), can be immensely helpful as can healthy relationships in general. Dont foget your faith. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Voices You Carry: It's a painful thing not 2 feel good about urself. I wonder what kind of "mirroring" u got when you were young - what u heard about urself from adults around u, esp ur caregivers, while growing up. If their voices were critical & harsh, vs. Nurturing & encouraging ... If they did not seem 2 notice the positive things u were doing ... U may still be carrying around their judgments. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Continue becoming : Improving self-esteem is a goal for many people. Self esteem has two major components: (1) the view that I am a worthwhile or good person, and (2) the view that I am a capable person (knowledge and skills). Genuinely improving oneself in both categories is helpful to self-esteem. Low self-worth could also be a symptom of depression or other disorder. Don't hesitate to consult with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 anything you think is worthwhile, then do something. If you think negatively and distort or denigrate your accomplishments, abilities or basic worth as a human being, a mental health professional can help you learn to change that. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
DepressionWithdrawal: low-motivation, lack of protecting own safety/self- injury & any of a variety of behaviors which demonstrate a lack of self-respect, self-caring, self-love, seeking & expecting appropriate appreciation from others. These can also result is multiple bodily function problems. Are you asking for yourself, a friend, a family member, someone else? Study & seek help worthy of your trust. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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