Depression causes low self esteem

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10591101 tn?1411289783 I am 30 weeks pregnant and I've have been having such a low self-esteem. My partner doesn't seem to see that things that he says make me feel worse. He calls me a dumb*** everyday. I just dont know what to do no more and i just stay quite and leave to the room to cry. :( Everytime i.o appointments i always say am fie when the reality is inside am dying :.( Do i need a therapist??? What shoul i do? Am i harming my baby with these emotions?
603543 tn?1255298050 I have very low self esteem. Its causes my depression to be worse and is messing up my relationship with my bf. Im starting therapy next month to work on my issues , but I need some help now. Anyone have suggestions on how to incresase self esteem?
Avatar n tn This is why children with anxiety cry a lot, and are frustrated often, and have low self-esteem, and feel they can "read negative thoughts and others dislike them, and throw tantrums in safe environments. Some researchers even believe that children who have inherited anxiety (try to think of anxiety like a genetic malfunction as diabetes) also are delayed in their social development and I believe this to be true.
Avatar f tn But this generally refers to those with poor confidence and bad self esteem. As confidence and self esteem has a BIG part of how society effects us. Those with allot of confidence and a good self esteem, wouldn't really care if someone called them names, normally they would go as far as fighting back, verbally, sometimes wouldn't be effected if it got physical. Where as if someone with poor confidence was called a name, we would just either run away, or try hardest to ignor/repress it.
Avatar f tn You do NOT sound pathetic, you sound depressed!! Your self esteem is in the pot. You've suffered so long, I'm SURE you're just tired of it all. I don't blame you ONE bit. I know it's hard to believe, but there's always hope, and coming here was a great idea. It's always nice to get a fresh perspective. If I may ask...what kind of research did your friend do? Were you a participant? What was the conclusion? Did you seek treatment based on those recommendations? What meds have you tried?
Avatar f tn I can easily put together how my self-esteem issues relate to my addiction...but how to fix the self-esteem issues is a whole other problem. In the meantime, I'm off the pills...looking in the mirror and not liking what I'm seeing at all.
Avatar m tn Although, they elevated my mood, I never felt they addressed the real issue, that being a low self-esteem. I felt they allowed me to remain protected from life. I attended Cognitive behavioural sessions but my negative thinking is so powerful is that I could not be open to that and refused to believe it would be of use to me. To get to the point, I came off medication a few month's ago. I experienced 3 weeks of 'genuine' happiness. I loved this feeling so much.
Avatar m tn very low levels of energy, feeling of helplessness, low self-esteem or despair, problems with sleep (oversleeping or insomnia), problems with concentration and appetite (its significant decrease or increase). If you feel at least two of these symptoms of chronic depression, you are better to see a health professional.................. Continuation of the article: Source: http://www.depressionhelps.
1130576 tn?1260154370 Teen girls may be more vulnerable to depression than teen boys because girls are more likely to derive self-esteem from relationships. Some teens' relationships can be especially challenging due to early physical development that can make them look different and change the way peers treat them. Sometimes teen depression is triggered by a health problem, stress or the loss of an important person in the teen's life. How does teen depression affect a teen?
2030686 tn?1351692148 "I'm wondering why depression is such a big deal on tx. Is it the usual risks associated with depression or is there something else they're worried about?" It's well documented that Interferon can cause depression. This is from the Pegasys website: Side effects, " Mental health problems and suicide.
Avatar n tn I've had severe serotonin and dopamine deficiency from numerous conditions including nutrient deficiency states - notably vitamin B12 malabsorption (severe serotonin deficiency of note!), magnesium, other B vitamins, vitamin D, calcium, zinc, iron, vitamin A..., hypothyroidism, severe insulin resistance, estrogen deficiency, adrenal insufficiency.
Avatar n tn There were times, lots of times that I wanted more than he did. I felt rejected and hurt. It amplified my feelings of low self esteem. Then there were times where he wanted more than I did. My disinterest had him feeling rejected. My point is, that in every marriage, there are ups and downs. There will be times when he may want it more, or when you will want it more.
Avatar f tn After analyzing my symptoms from different websites I judge that I may have depression from last few years but I already knew my low self confidence and social fears are from childhood. My mom felt that may be she is not doing enough for me that’s why I am doing such things but that’s not the thing she is the best mother in the world, my life is really comfortable, I recently got best job (says others)just after finishing my masters. But for me its just getting in my nerves .
Avatar n tn biological drive, adequate self-esteem, previous good sexual experiences, the availability of an appropriate partner, and a good relationship in non-sexual areas with one's partner. Lack of sexual desire may be the result of chronic stress, anxiety, or depression. Some medical conditions (such as hypothyroidism, diabetes mellitus, and hyperprolactinemia) may also adversely affect sexual functioning.
Avatar n tn I'm sorry to hear about your other halfs ogling other woman, that has a way of hurting our self esteem, it really adds to the negative feelings or fears that we have developed which causes the anxiety/panic attacks. Be a little selfish and focus on you some. I know that you have a little one and they require so much attention, but try to make time for yourself. Having a forum to share your feelings with others that are going through similar problems help.
Avatar n tn I spend the majority of the day sleepy to exhausted I have trouble focusing I have major mood-swings I have low self-esteem I have trouble growing/maintaining muscle mass I eat less than 2500 calories a day, and live a very pedestrian life style (i don't have a car, walking everywhere), and yet i have been gaining weight I also have a low sex drive I also seem to have a predisposition to ligament injury and chronic disease (frequently have knee pain w/o having recieved a satisfactory di
Avatar m tn so while my therapist is trying to change my extreme negative thinking and low self-esteem and all that, the psychiatrist has prescribed me depression medicines which she told are temporary..only 3 months. in the meanwhile, they are helping me to be realistic and trying to change my perfectionist approach to things. they are helping me to open up as i have been bottling up all my feelings and anger ever since. my mood swings have become pronounced though. i told my doc and she changed 1 med.
Avatar n tn depression, abnormal responses to stressful situations, drug hunger, decreased self-esteem, anxiety, and many other psychological disturbances. Recurrence or expression of underlying personality problems that drug use may have masked( and all humans have) should be expected, diagnosed, and treated appropriately.Taking an Antidepressant if you can find the one that works best for you,may/can help you through this period.
Avatar m tn My previous idea of depression was more along the lines of feeling very low in self-esteem over time. Not a sudden onset of a mind-crippling mental illness. Does this sound like it was just depression, or something more?
Avatar f tn She started with hypnosis to relax me and build up my self esteem. I was so used to being told bad things that it took a couple of months for me to stabilize so that she could start the EMDR.
498132 tn?1217465082 I just watched an interesting look at depression on PBS. They said that there are two causes of depression - and most with depression have some mix of these two factors. 1. Genetic predisposition 2. Environmental factors In general, in a large sample, 1/3 of the component is often genetic with the rest being environmental factors. But this usually changes when you get down to individuals. With some people there may be no known family history of depression.
Avatar f tn Alcohol Artificial sweeteners (aspartame) Caffeine Cigarette Smoking Diabetes Dietary deficiencies of nutrient co-factors Ecstasy, Diet Pills, and certain medications Genetic Predisposition Hormone Imbalances (thyroid, adrenal, estrogen) Hypoglycemia Insulin Resistance Inflammation Infections Poor Diet Lack of exercise Lack of sunlight Problems converting tryptophan to Serotonin Problems with Digestion Stress and Anger High Cortisol Levels Low Serotonin Symptoms Low serotonin levels are ofte
Avatar n tn Programs like AA and NA gave me a high like no other I've experienced. It's great to feel great and have self esteem and be substance free! That all disappeared when I relapsed some time ago when life dealt me a bad hand and I wasn't strong enough to cope. Now I suffer fits of depression, self pity, anxiety and just plain fear. I will keep trying though because I know that there really is a light at the other end of the tunnel. People like you help to light the way for me! J.B.
Avatar f tn My daughter is a cosmetologist and she told me the topo causes the hair follicles to close. What has fallen out, wont grow back, but the hair loss should stop when you discontinue the drug. The Topo really messed up my cycle too. I think my adrenals took a hard hit from just two weeks on the drug. For me it was not worth it. I was stupid, depressed and started having panic attacks on it. I would loose blocks of time. Huge blocks.
Avatar f tn Anxiety Fatigue Depression Pre menstrual syndrome Problems in thinking, concentrating and decision making Scatterbrained and poorly organized Panic, fear and phobias Needless feelings of unworthiness and/or guilt Loss of interest and pleasure in usual activities Loss of sexual interest Social withdrawal Emotional sadness and frequent crying spells Low self esteem and self confidence Sleep disturbances Chronic depressive disorder Obsessive compulsive disorder Fantasies of escapi
616582 tn?1225072201 It doesn't really matter too much what you look like. Self-esteem and confidence matter most. One way to build confidence is to do things that you don't believe that you can do. It also helps the depression. You won't succeed at first most of the time but you have to remember to not give up and to change your plans so you are not attempting something the same way over and over again. There is a book that helped me, "The Game" by Neil Strauss.
Avatar n tn The problem is basically the addictive nature of the drugs. The reason they work on depression/panic/etc is because they make you feel good. This causes cravings and people wanting more and more which raises risks of overdose etc and anyone who takes opiates on a regular basis is going to need them to avoid withdrawals.
Avatar f tn They can link low levels of seratonin to hormonal influctuations but they refuse to link birth control (which causes unnatural hormonal influctuations) to low levels of seratonin. Whatever. To all of the women on here who are opening up and speaking out about these issues, I applaud you and ask you to speak louder and to more people. Especially those people in the medical field.
Avatar f tn Low serotonin levels are often attributed to anxiety, depression, panic attacks, insomnia, obesity, fibromyalgia, eating disorders, chronic pain, migraines, and alcohol abuse. Negative thoughts, low self-esteem, obsessive thoughts and behaviors, PMS, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome are also symptoms of low serotonin.
Avatar m tn It's the big head that's creating a lack of confidence and self esteem. It sounds like you might be having a difficult time in dealing with the issues related to having HCV, the unknown side effects once you begin trt, etc. It is a lot to deal with. Perhaps a local HCV support group would be helpful? Good luck.