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I have a history of codependent behavior and low self-esteem. Would dbt be a good type of therapy for working on these issues and why might it be?

I have a history of codependent behavior and low self-esteem. Would dbt be a good type of therapy for working on these issues and why might it be?

It could as others: Dbt has become a very popular therapy for borderline personality disorder, but certainly is not limited to that. Codependenccy and borderline dynamics have things in common. That said, insight oriented therapy, psychodynamic therapy, eclectic therapy, and cognitive behavior therapy could all help depending on the skills of psychologist or other therapist one chooses. ...Read more

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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 your S/E/ ...Read more


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I am 4'11 and weigh 200lbs. I am always yo-yoing in weight. I have depression and low self esteem. I can't seem to ever stay on track? How do i?

I am 4'11 and weigh 200lbs. I am always yo-yoing in weight. I have depression and low self esteem. I can't seem to ever stay on track? How do i?

Decisions vs Desires: Our mind is a very powerful tool. There is a difference between making a true decision and wanting something to be different. When we make a decision and then create a process for change, the goals are less important. Stick to the process and eventually you will reach your goals. Also consider finding a therapist that uses mindful based cognitive therapy. ...Read more

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What can I do about low self esteem?

Long Jorney: You can do an inventory of the things you consider positive about you (ho matter how small these things might seem), you can also start by identifying things you do well (anything positive), and build up from there. Doing positive affirmation, creating a goal list for the day and seeing what you've achieved will help you with sense of accomplishment, leading to more positive sense of self. ...Read more

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How can I deal with low self-esteem?

How can I deal with low self-esteem?

This is tough: Since I don't know you or what you have going on medically or what stressors you face. Writing down a list of compliments and good things in your life/people is helpful. Try to draw out how you want your life to be and remember you can do anything. You need to try and get some help and education about what needs to be done and how to go about it. Don't give up, you are worth it. ...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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What can you do about low self esteem?

Talk to someone: Low self esteem can be chronic or a reaction to a specific upsetting situation. It ca also be a symptom of depression. Talking with someone can help you figure out the cause and specific nature of, your feelings and how to best address the, . This approach should lead to I proved feelings about uourself. ...Read more

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How can I feel beautiful with low self esteem?

How can I feel beautiful with low self esteem?

Why measure your: Self-worth by how you look? That's an unhealthy message from the ad industry. We all like to look nice but too much reliance on that is a dead end. A clinical psychologist can help you sort out good measuring sticks for healthy self esteem. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Where does a low self esteem problem originate from?

Where does a low self esteem problem originate from?

Low Self Esteem: We are born feeling good about ourselves until we learn through interactions or perceptions of how the important people in our lives see us, we look into the mirrors of our caregivers to see who we are, if we look in a cracked mirror we get a distorted view of ourselves that needs to be changed through feedback from more objective people. Best. ...Read more

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I am wondering what can I do about my low self esteem?

I am wondering what can I do about my low self esteem?

See Below: Start small -- look at things you do well, doesn't matter how small they seem to you (cooking, cleaning, focusing on something, being a good employee). Add one thing to your list each day. Start from small accomplishments -- create small goals that are achievable (e.g. Exercising for 20 min/day); listen to positive feedback that people give you and enjoy compliments you receive. ...Read more

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How do you tackle a psych problem like low self-esteem?

How do you tackle a psych problem like low self-esteem?

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 more

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What to do if I have low self esteem and no confidence help?

What to do if I have low self esteem and no confidence help?

Low Self Esteem: Try to uncover the reasons you came to doubt yourself, you were not born feeling bad about yourself. Confide in a friend who can help you see yourself more accurately. Consider reading my book, "changing your inner voice" featured on the soundmindz. Org website and consult a mental health professional if your mood does not lift, psychotherapy can be very helpful to restore your self esteem. Best. ...Read more

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What advice can you offer for someone suffering from low self-esteem?

What advice can you offer for someone suffering from low self-esteem?

Be a Good Person: 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 more

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How can I get over low self esteem?

Consider: Therapy to work on your self esteem and your overall happiness. Take care. ...Read more

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How do doctors define low self-esteem?

Here's one way: There's a self-esteem questionnaire that's been given for the past 40 years or so. You can take it here: http://www. Wwnorton. Com/college/psych/psychsci/media/rosenberg. Htm Interpretation tips are at the bottom of the page. ...Read more

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Can natural bodybuilding lead to low self-esteem?

Body Building: I would think, since you are using natural methods, you would feel proud of your accomplishments. Not sure how your workouts would lower self esteem as it would seem unlikely. Best. ...Read more

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What to do if I have serious depression, OCD and low self esteem?

What to do if I have serious depression, OCD and low self esteem?

The first two are: Serious psychiatric disorders. The third usually goes along with the first tow, although it is not a formal diagnosis. All three could benefit from psychotherapy, probably with medication support. Check with your insurance for a list of providers--either psychologists or psychiatrists; that way, you know you have some coverage. ...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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No sugar diet plan for teenagers- I'm a 16 year old girl that is 152 lbs. And I just feel pretty and I have low self esteem. Help.?

Easy: Just eat plenty of healthy fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, beans and legumes. Meat portion is 3 ounces a serving, fish is six ounces, make half your plate fresh vegetables, have a fruit as a snack. Have 5-7 helpings of fruits and vegetables a day. Eat a balanced diet. Skim milk- you don't need the fat. ...Read more

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I am experiencing premature ejaculation. The following also describe me: Unable to obtain or maintain erection and Low self esteem. What should I do?

I am experiencing premature ejaculation. The following also describe me: Unable to obtain or maintain erection and Low self esteem. What should I do?

Premature: Ejaculation is sometimes called ill-timed ejaculation. It is a subjective evaluation. You may orgasm too quickly and not satisfy your partner. Please see your doc and then a licensed sex therapist. Peace and good health. Low self esteem may need treatment from a mental health such as a clinical psychologist. ...Read more

Dr. James Hocker
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