Almost every American has faced Self-esteem challenges in their life. You are not alone!
Research finds that most of the damage to our self-esteem is self inflicted and unwarranted. Studies show that self-esteem is unrelated to physical attractiveness and many other metrics, but rather how we perceive our own attractiveness. Most self-esteem issues stem from adolescent upbringing, with social media becoming a relatively recent culprit. 75% of American Women report having low self-esteem that affected their life at a young age. 60% of young adults report trying to change their physical appearance in the past 5 years due to low self-esteem. Causes can variety from stressful life events, to chronic pain and other medical ailments. Self-esteem can fluctuate day by day, and most products on the market don’t help with chronic low self-esteem . Long term low self-esteem can be treated and takes attention to daily practices. Schedule an appointment and talk to a provider now!
There are many misconceptions regarding low self esteem that include the assumption that individuals who suffer from this condition are more likely to be criminals, hurt others and be child abusers. In Fact, those suffering from low self esteem are more likely to engage in behaviors where they hurt them selves and not others. Self destructive behaviors are common. In Children, this condition is linked to higher school drop out rates, poor academic achievement, suicide, and teenage pregnancy. Home environments lacking a father figure are more likely to have children who develop low self esteem. Research has shown that teenage girls and young women are perhaps the most effected by low self esteem. Often times there is a connection to poor self image relating to weight and body shape. In the most severe cases eating disorders are common.
While diagnosis by a licensed professional is needed, these are common symptoms associated with Low Self Esteem.