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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

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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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Does cosmetic surgery cause low self esteem?

Does cosmetic surgery cause low self esteem?

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 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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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?

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

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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?

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 more

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What are common causes of low self esteem?

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

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I was wondering what do you believe causes depression, low self-esteem, and eating disorders in people?

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

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Random brain pain associated with bad memory/event. Low self esteem. History of mental illness on mother's side. Causes?

Random brain pain associated with bad memory/event. Low self esteem. History of mental illness on mother's side. Causes?

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 event physically painful? I'd like to help. You can write back. ...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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What can be done for a teen with really low self esteem?

What can be done for a teen with  really low self esteem?

Low Self Esteem: Uncovering the origin of this teen;s low self esteem is very important, usually there are some fictional views of oneself that need to be assessed and re-addressed with the fresh eyes of others and particularly of a adolescent psychologist. Empathy is very important in listening and understanding his plight. Recommend therapy if his mood does not lift. Best. ...Read more

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