There are various forms of depression and they can vary in severity. Symptoms of depression can occur suddenly or over time and can feel like you can’t control it no matter how hard you try. Depression can be situational or it can be chronic and not everyone experiences it in the same way. There are certain situations where low mood and sadness is to be expected, such as after a death or other type of loss. Other situations where depression is common include postpartum, medical illness, and chronic pain. One common contributor of depression that is often overlooked is low self esteem. People usually associate self esteem issues with teenagers and children, but many adults experience self esteem issues that cause symptoms of depression and anxiety and affect their everyday lives.
9 Common Symptoms of Low Self Esteem Are:
- Avoiding looking in a mirror or at photos of yourself
- Not wanting to use makeup or get haircuts
- Wearing clothing that is dirty, wrinkled or intentionally looking unattractive
- Saying negative things to yourself or about yourself
- Rejecting compliments from others or feeling very uncomfortable with compliments
- Isolating from others and avoiding invitations to socialize
- Not wanting to celebrate special occasions to avoid being the center of attention
- Feeling sad about the way you are or the way you look
- Wishing you looked different or acted different
Our therapists are trained, licensed and experienced in treating low self esteem. We use a variety of interventions, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Medication Management Referrals, Group Psychotherapy, Family Therapy and other evidenced based interventions. If you or someone you know is experiencing low self esteem, contact us now for a free consultation.