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Self esteem, low self esteem is common among teenagers and young adults. At Integrative Psychiatry we can help.

Loving yourself is not always easy.
We understand.
We can help

What is Low Self Esteem?

Self-esteem is your opinion of yourself.  

Everyone lacks confidence occasionally but people with low self-esteem

are unhappy or unsatisfied with themselves most of the time.

This can affect their motivation to go after the things they want in life

and their ability to develop healthy, supportive relationships.

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Over 70% of girls age 15 to 17 avoid normal daily activities such as attending school, when they feel bad about their looks

75% of girls with low self esteem reported engaging in negative activities like cutting, bullying, smoking, drinking or disordered eating

7 in 10 girls believe that they are not good enough or don't measure up in some way, including their looks, performance in school and relationships with friends and family members

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More than 40% of boys in middle school and

high school regularly exercise with the goal of increasing muscle mass

Stress and difficult life events such as serious illness or a bereavement, can have a negative effect on self esteem

Unsupportive parents or friends who are bad influences and stressful life events such as divorce or moving houses are among the leading causes of low self esteem in youth

What Low Self Esteem Looks Like

A person is extremely critical of themselves, and doesn't believe someone who compliments them

A person downplays or ignores their positive qualities and judges themselves to be inferior to their peers

A person uses negative words to describe themselves such as stupid, fat, ugly or unlovable

A person as discussions with themselves (this is called 'self talk") that are always negative, critical and self blaming

A person blames themselves when things to wrong instead of taking into account other things over which they have no control

A person assumes that luck plays a large role in all their achievements and doesn't take credit for them

If you are experiencing low self esteem, reach out to us to get the care that you need

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