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Dr. Amy Jones
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Low Self Esteem (Overview)

Low self-esteem is a personality trait in which a person does not think very highly of himself. For example, he may not feel he is attractive enough, popular enough, tall enough, thin enough, smart enough, humorous enough, etc


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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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Dr. Amy Jones
51 doctors shared insights

Low Self Esteem (Overview)

Low self-esteem is a personality trait in which a person does not think very highly of himself. For example, he may not feel he is attractive enough, popular enough, tall enough, thin enough, smart enough, humorous enough, etc


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Why do preteens have low self-esteem?

Why do preteens have low self-esteem?

Self-Esteem: Not all preteens have low self-esteem. Moreover, there can be different degrees of self-esteem therefore it all depends on individual experiences and circumstances. ...Read more

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Improving Self Esteem (Checklist)

Read self-help articles on self esteem
no duration, once for 12 Months
Make a gratefulness journal. Add to it.
1 Min, Weekly, forever
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I have low self esteem and depression after i gave birth and found out my husband left us for another woman. Is there anything i can do to treat this?

I have low self esteem and depression after i gave birth and found out my husband left us for another woman. Is there anything i can do to treat this?

Depression: I'm so sorry to hear about your situation. That is very distressing to you. Also, many ladies suffer from postpartum depression. The combination of the emotional shock and your postpartum state can make a person very depressed. See a doctor as soon as possible to discuss these symptoms. Remember that your life is precious. Call 1-800-suicide if hopeless or thinking of harming yourself or others. ...Read more

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I've been treated for BV but it always come back my partner has never been treated is there a way to prevent this odor it gives me low self-esteem?

I've been treated for BV but it always come back my partner has never been treated is there a way to prevent this odor it gives me low self-esteem?

Imbalance: BV is an imbalance in the vaginally bacteria. It is not passed sexually, do it does no good to treat your partner. The abnormal bacteria needs to be suppressed, which is what Metronidazole does. But then the normal bacteria needs to be restored, which is mainly Lactobacillus acidophilus, as in yogurt. Eating yogurt or taking probiotics help. DO NOT DOUCHE! It works against you. ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Avoid skipping meals
Once
Eat protein-rich snacks every 2 hours
Daily
Keep fruit with you at all times if you feel hypoglycemic
Once
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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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How can I get over a childhood of low self-esteem and shyness?

How can I get over a childhood of low self-esteem and shyness?

See below: Focus on the present. Find a psychotherapist to help you figure out how various areas of your life is affected and work things from there. You can do positive self-affirmation. You can also make an inventory of your own self -- what makes you a good person; what can you do well, or skilled at. Set up small achievable goals. Good luck! ...Read more

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Managing Low Testosterone (Checklist)

Have morning testosterone checked
Once
Discuss the risk and benefits of testosterone replacement with doc
Once
Take testosterone replacement as instructed
Once