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What Is The Best Treatment For Low Self Esteem
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Low self esteem, always questioning my abilities and very very careful of what ppl say or think about me?
Psychiatric eval: Although some of this may sound like classic elements of a personality disorder, diagnosis should only be established through a psychiatric evaluation. See your dr, for reassurance and/or treatment if indicated. Psychotherapy almost certainly will help. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low self esteem, i cut, I have anorexia (acute), i feel like I am crazy, have paranoria (something is gonna get me). Am i crazy?
Lower teeth are crooked too far back, which makes me have low self esteem. No dental coverage. Should I invest in braces?
Dental: Appearance is important part of first impression - with people, potential employers, and as you note self-esteem and how others view you. Getting "cosmetc" services can be expensive, but seeing a professional about what you need, and how much it costs frames what it will take. Some will have financial solutions, others may accept deferred payment schedule, or even barter for your service skills. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Low self esteem from childhood, constant mood swings & emotional/sad all the time.. How do I explain this to my doctor & any advice? (tried gym etc..)
Speak loudly : You should express yourself as eloquently as you did in your question. Your symptoms are very common and the more freely you speak with your doc, the better your treatment plan will be. Lifestyle modification, behavioral modification and support group participation will all be helpful. Basically look for help, you will find it. Don't be embarrassed, speak freely; you're not alone. ...Read more
For the past year or so I have been feeling so low. Mood swings! low self esteem. Crying at least 5 times a week. I've never thought i could depressed?
Depression: You could well have depression; it's a very common illness. Sometimes people know why they're crying; sometimes not. You can get help from your doctor -- initial health workup, and referrals to psychologist and psychiatrist for more definitive evaluation & treatment as needed. Suggest you avoid alcohol as this can exacerbate depression. Make sure your diet is healthy, w/good exercise too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fear of gaining weight obsession with food weight loss calorie counting, depression, low self esteem, self harm, preoccupation with food what is this?
Fear and Depression: This is something that you seek professional help for, to help you figure it out. Depression sounds like the main thing here, and is causing everything else to feel even worse. There is help available for this. Contact your family doctor first, and then you can have your doctor recommend a counselor. I would do this sooner than later. You really can get over this! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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