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How to build self confidence and self esteem?

How to build self confidence and self esteem?

Self Esteem: You probably need to uncover the roots of your loss of esteem and development of anxiety. Try using the free anti anxiety app featured on the soundmindz.Org web site for daily and ongoing support and eduction. Consult a clinical psychologist if your esteem does not rise as psychotherapy can be very effective in combating low self worth. Best. ...Read more

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Is insomnia usually self inflicted?

Is insomnia usually self inflicted?

Sometimes: Poor sleep habits can definately cause poor quality sleep. Check out this sleep hygiene info. 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. ...Read more

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Body art in teens, is it self mutilation or expression?

Body art in teens, is it self mutilation or expression?

Depends: Is punk rock fine music or just noise? Is sushi fine dining or just uncooked/raw fish? It is all about your perspective. ...Read more

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How might one fade self inflicted scars?

How might one fade self inflicted scars?

Improve, not remove.: Scars cannot be removed but there is a large variety of techniques to improve their appearance, both surgical and non-surgical. They also improve with time. See a dermatologist or board-certified plastic surgeon to evaluate your options. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is self mutilation?

See below: Self-mutilation(self-harm) is where a person deliberately hurts him/herself. The suicidal intent doesn't have to be present when self-mutilation. Self-mutilation includes cutting, burning, self-poisoning, etc. ...Read more

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How can I end self destructive behavior?

Get help: You need help if you decide to act on those urges. You should call your doctor and let him/her begin to help you. ...Read more

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Why is self esteem related to body image?

Why is self esteem related to body image?

Voices Within Us: It's painful not 2feel good about urself. I wonder what kind of "mirroring" u got when u 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. I wonder if u felt criticized 4ur appearance or u heard adults being critical of own/others' looks. We tend 2absorb msgs we hear repeatedly as kids. ...Read more

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Who does self inflicted body art?

Who does self inflicted body art?

Many do this: Art of the tattoo type can be done by anyone, although few do so. Prisoners are well known for the acquisition of tattoos which signify status and gang membership. Most body art that is self inflicted is temporary. Some also involve branding in various ways and the attachment of body jewelry. ...Read more

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Terminal illness and husband self destructing, emotionally hurting 3 teenage daughters. Advice please, i'm desperate?

Terminal illness and husband self destructing, emotionally hurting 3 teenage daughters. Advice please, i'm desperate?

In tough spot!: Consider seeing an acupuncturist and chinese medicine practitioner for the one with the terminal illness. It is amazing what can happen. The girls and father need counseling! he may be hurting so badly that he is taking it out on those he loves and does not see the damage he is causing. Our prayers are with you. Talk to your church pastor if you go and have one... ...Read more

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Self cutterage for seborrheic keratoses? Reasonable idea?

Self cutterage for seborrheic keratoses?  Reasonable idea?

Seborrheic keratosis: Self curettage (self removal) of seborrheic keratosis is usually harmless but the treated spots very often will recur and there is a chance of infection if one goes too deep in removing the lesion. ...Read more

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How might one fade self harm scars?

How might one fade self harm scars?

Improve, not remove.: Scars cannot be removed but there is a large variety of techniques to improve their appearance, both surgical and non-surgical. They also improve with time. See a dermatologist or board-certified plastic surgeon to evaluate your options. Good luck! ...Read more

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Breast self exam should end at age 85?

Breast self exam should end at age 85?

No!: Every patient should continue breast self exams as long as they are still present. Moreover, there is a 2 % rate of breast cancer in males as well. ...Read more

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How safe is self tanning lotions & airbrushing?

How safe is self tanning lotions & airbrushing?

Tanning: Self tanners and airbrushing (depending on the products used) are considerably more safe than using a tanning bed/booth - and the results can look pretty good as well. Keep in mind that using this form of tanning does not reduce your chances of getting burned or incurring damage to your skin from the actual sun. You should always use an spf to protect your skin when out in the sun. ...Read more

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Tanning beds ok to self treat pityriasis rosea?

Tanning beds ok to self treat pityriasis rosea?

No: Pityriasis rosea is a self-limited condition. If you feel you need therapy, see a physician who can prescribe a topical medication. Avoid tanning beds where you will get unreliable dosing as well as uncertain wavelength delivery. Not worth putting your future self at risk to treat a condition that goes away on its own. ...Read more

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Why are females self conscious about breasts?

Why are females self conscious about breasts?

Self assurance: This is not true for all women. It has to do with how women view their body and their acceptance of their body shape. We are not all built the same and should love what we are given.....Or find a good plastic surgeon to make the changes desired. :). ...Read more

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Is vichy self tanner cream good?does it cause cancer or wrinkles..?is itl better than sun tanning and tanning bed?

Is vichy self tanner cream good?does it cause cancer or wrinkles..?is itl better than sun tanning and tanning bed?

Healthtap doctors: are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. Tan in a can is usually safer than sun tanning or using a tanning bed. The latter can increase risk for skin cancer. ...Read more

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Why are females self conscious about breast size?

Why are females self conscious about breast size?

Since early ages: From the time kleenex got stuffed into trainng bras in adolescence to the age of media breast sexualization for adult women undergoing breast "revisions" women are very rarely happy about their breast shape, or size in much the same way many men have "penis envy". The breast is the most visible symbol of "femininity" for most women and a major psychological component of their "well being". ...Read more

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Red scar on penis. Very self conscious- please advise?

Red scar on penis.  Very self conscious- please advise?

Rule out other mass: The first question is whether this is in fact a scar or a lesion. It would be wise to see the urologist to be sure that it is not something more worrisome. It is important to know how long it has been there, what the initial injury was, and whether it is painful. Penile skin usually scars very well by 6 monthes; therefore, it is important to have this evaluated to determine if treatment is needed, . ...Read more