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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 ...Read more


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Possible eating disorder help okay...So my little sister and best friend both have eating disorders and now I am beginning to feel the same emotional distress that leads to an eating disorder: body dysmorphic disorder, low self esteem, constantly thinking

Eating Disorder: Sorry to hear you and your sister are struggling so, read the articles on eating disorders on the soundmindz.Org website for support and ask your doctor for a referral to a clinical psychologist who specializes in treating eating disorders. It is a complicated problem that usually does not get better without treatment, the earlier you start the better as it won't take hold as much as if you delay. ...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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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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How can I improve my low self esteem?

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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I have a really low self esteem. What can I do?

I have a really low self esteem. What can I do?

Change It!: If you would like to try the self help route - i found "the feeling good book" by david burns to be very helpful. You not to not only read it but also practice the concepts. Another good option would be working with a therapist, what is important to know is that you do have options. Take care. ...Read more

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Inadequacy, inferiority, low self esteem, what to do?

Now you get it!: Welcome to being human! Those of us (narcissists) who fail to have the courage to recognize our imperfections fail to ever have the chance to grow or live in reality. Once you can tolerate sadness, then you do something about it. Psychotherapy, particularly with a skilled therapist (psychodynamic therapist), can be immensely helpful as can healthy relationships in general. Dont foget your faith. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Low self esteem?

In my view, there: 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 ...Read more

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What to do if I have too much low self esteem, i need help?

Low Self Esteem: Uncover the reasons you came to think of yourself as less than, then confide in friends close to you to gain a better view of who you are from unbiased people. Try reading my book, "changing your inner voice" featured on the soundmindz.Org web site, full of examples of how to improve self worth. Best. ...Read more

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How to fix my body, I have a low self esteem due to my body?

How to fix my body, I have a low self esteem due to my body?

Your body is not the: Problem. I would recommend that you get a psychiatric evaluation. Body dysmorphic disorder needs to be ruled out to ensure that seriously depressed by your body. Following the results of that you should see a psychologist to work on either body dysmorphic disorder issues or self-esteem issues having to do with your perceptions of your body's shortcomings or acceptance therapy to accept and become comfortable with who it is you are. You are certainly far more than your body. For some reason your mind is focusing on your body to the exclusion of those other characteristics of you as a personthat make you unique among mankind. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Low self esteem and my boyfriend is not helping. What to do?

Low self esteem and my boyfriend is not helping.  What to do?

Low Self Esteem: Read the articles on depression and anxiety on the soundmindz.Org website for support, consult with a clinical psychologist to uncover how you came to think less of yourself and how to regain self confidence, psychotherapy can be very helpful. Best. ...Read more

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How low self esteem affects teenagers in a doctors point of view?

Teen Low Esteem: Teens generally wrestle with esteem issues but if it lingers it can damage their sense of self in significant ways. Teens need support and especially need to be listened to with empathy and understanding. If your esteem continues to be low ask your doctor for a referral to a mental health professional who can help understand how you defeat yourself and how to think better of yourself. Best. ...Read more

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Can a therapist help with low self esteem?

Yes: Psychotherapy is for helping with abnormally low self esteem or self worth. I recommend starting with someone soon. Take care ...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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Is there a relation between social anxiety and low self esteem?

Is there a relation between social anxiety and low self esteem?

Yes: Social anxiety limits interaction with others. Avoiding social activities due to anxiety often causes isolation and lowers self-esteem. For a good overview, see: http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/social-anxiety/Pages/Social-anxiety.aspx I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I am afraid of being intimate with low self esteem about body image. Do you have any tips?

This is common : Go seek therapy and find out what the issue is, besides this and when it started. EMDR, therapy might overcome the issue so you can be happy in being intimate as you choose. Holding back will keep you feeling isolated and alone for no reason. If you need medications for mood issues, that is an option. Good luck. Exercising and affirmations help anyone feel better about themselves. ...Read more

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I'm 20 and suffering from low self esteem and dependent personality disorder. What can I do?

I'm 20 and suffering from low self esteem and dependent personality disorder. What can I do?

Low Self Esteem: You probably need to understand how you came to view yourself as less than others. Confide in close friends to learn who you are from honest feedback in the present. Try reading my book, "changing your inner voice" on the soundmindz.Org web site, full of examples of how to increase self esteem and become more independent. Lastly consult a clinical psychologist as psychotherapy can help. ...Read more

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What to do if I am 20.I'm suffering with low self esteem and dependent personality disorder.?

What to do if I am 20.I'm suffering with low self esteem and dependent personality disorder.?

See psychotherapist: These issues would be best addressed by working with a psychologist or other professionally trained psychotherapist. Has someone given you this diagnosis, or have you diagnosed yourself? Hoping you'll be willing to see a mental health professional so that you can get the help you need. Best wishes. ...Read more