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Doctor insights on: Feelings Of Guilt, Worthlessness And Despair

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I have severe feelings of worthlessness. Any advise?

I have severe feelings of worthlessness. Any advise?

Get evaluated: Severe feelings of worthlessness can be a sign of depression. Please get evaluated by a psychiatrist/psychologist. During treatment session, try to work on what's triggering your feelings and what to do in crisis situations. Meanwhile, take an inventory of your positive self-characteristics; however small they might seem to you. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Selby Jacobs
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Guilt (Definition)

to say Guilt is any way I can control you and make you feel anxious doing it. Its an atypical anxiety state that you feel when you are accused of doing something you should not have done, or you didn't do something you should have. The underlying feeling you have is resentment, but that remains unexpressed as you ...Read more


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Is there antidepressent to treat feelings of worthlessness?

Yes.: There is no drug that treats worthlessness per se. Worthlessness is one of the common symptoms of depression. The various antidepressants should all work for this. ...Read more

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How can I put an end to feelings of worthlessness?

Talk to a therapist: Feelings of worthlessness and other symptoms sometimes accompany depressive episodes and may cause one to want to give up and not try their best. Talk to a therapist who will help you rediscover your inner strength and beauty so you can start to enjoy life once again. Your therapist will also help determine if a visit with a psychiatrist is needed. Be hopeful and positive. Good luck. ...Read more

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I sometimes have feelings of worthlessness. What can I do?

Think positive: Find the triggers for your feelings of worthlessness. While you're calm, come up with a list of things you do well and positive self-qualities, accomplishments/something you're proud of in your life, write them down, make copies and put them on your fridge, doors, car and any other places in your house. When you feel worthless, read the list out loud: will help you take the edge off the negative. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Feelings of worthlessness?

What is the definition or description of: Feelings of worthlessness?

Low self-esteem: Our culture can measure worth by the amount of money we have, how nice we look, what car we drive, etc. These are all superficial measures and mean little. Who we are as a person is what counts for most people. A clinical psychologist can help w/worthless feelings. Sometimes assertiveness training is part of the solution. Assertive is not aggressive but is self-respect. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I was just wondering how can I find a solution for my feelings of worthlessness?

Do "worthy" things.: I don't mean to be glib, but that really is true. It just may be easier said than done. A trusted counselor might help a lot as you discover what you (not others) consider worthiness and figure out ways to start including it in your life. If you are clinically depressed, it might need to be treated too. Often, people's lives have lost touch with things of value and you can just "do it!" a plan? ...Read more

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Having feelings of worthlessness due to depression?

Having feelings of worthlessness due to depression?

Not Unusual: A feeling of worthlessness is one of the classic symptoms of depression. If you are feeling worthless most of the time it is important for you to seek out help. Also, physical problems can cause depression, so it would be a good idea to get a good physical exam. ...Read more

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What are some of the best ways to overcome feelings of worthlessness?

What are some of the best ways to overcome feelings of worthlessness?

Keys to happiness: Identify and then live in alignment with what matters most to him. Identify your values, then focus on building healthy habits to keep on track. Build positive relationships with others so you have support and encouragement, and find a way to make a difference in the lives of others. ...Read more

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What to do if I am having thoughts of past trauma and other feelings of worthlessness. How do I make this stop?

See a psychiatrist.: You sound depressed. You will need the help of a psychiatrist and therapist to get you through this. The therapist can help you work through the trauma and give you tips to deal with this on a daily basis. ...Read more

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What to do if i continue having thoughts of past trauma and other feelings of worthlessness. How do I make this stop?

Hard Work Ahead: If memories of past trauma are filling your day and sleeping thoughts, it may be time to seek some professional help. There are many talk therapies to help you learn to decrease the amount of time and energy the thoughts and feelings consume. The therapist should work with you on developing strategies to decrease or stop the feelings when they come. ...Read more