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Dr. Amy Jones
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Low Self Esteem (Overview)

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/ See: http://www.psychologyproductsandservices.com/page6.html


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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)

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/ See: http://www.psychologyproductsandservices.com/page6.html


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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
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Make a gratefulness journal. Add to it.
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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
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Eat protein-rich snacks every 2 hours
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Keep fruit with you at all times if you feel hypoglycemic
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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
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Discuss the risk and benefits of testosterone replacement with doc
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Take testosterone replacement as instructed
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How can I raise my self esteem and self confidence?

How can I raise my self esteem and self confidence?

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 more

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What can I do for low self esteem?

What can I do for low self esteem?

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 more

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Eating a Low-Fat Diet (Checklist)

Avoid fried foods
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Read all food labels
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Avoid foods with visible fat
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Don't eat skin on poultry
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What can I do about low self esteem?

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 to deal with my low self esteem?

Low Self Esteem: Uncover the reasons you lost your esteem, confide in someone close to you to help attain an accurate view of yourself. Read the articles on anxiety and depression on the soundmindz.Org web site for support and insights. Consult a clinical psychologist as psychotherapy can be very helpful in increasing self worth. ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Drink plenty of water
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See your doctor to evaluate cause
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Have meds adjusted if needed
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Look for symptoms of lightheadedness and fatigue
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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 dont 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. Dont give up, you are worth it. ...Read more

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Eating a Low-Carb Diet (Checklist)

Read labels. Fiber, while a carb, is not digested
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Eat your vegetables!
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Try some of the many low-carb recipes online
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Substitute a low-carb, high-fiber tortilla wrap for sandwiches
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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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How can I improve my low self esteem?

Low self esteem: You will likely need to uncover the reasons you came to think of yourself as less than other people. Confide in friends who can help you see yourself accurately. Consider reading my workbook, "changing your inner voice" featured on the soundmindz.Org web site, full of stories that indicate how to raise self esteem and live a more balanced life. Best. ...Read more

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Treating Low Potassium (Checklist)

Consume magnesium rich foods, 500 mg /day
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Consume potassium rich foods, 3,500 mg daily
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Limit alcohol intake to no mre than 1 oz /day.
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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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Eating a Low-Sodium Diet (Checklist)

Speak with a clinical nutritionist
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I'm having low self esteem please help?

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 more

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