Everyone experiences moments when they don’t feel good about themselves or their abilities. However, when these feelings persist, you may be suffering from low self-esteem. Low self-esteem may increase your risk of developing other mental health issues such as depression or anxiety. Muhammad Zeshan, MD, is an experienced child and adult psychiatrist who recognizes the mental health risks of low self-esteem. At his practice, Inside Out CURE, in Princeton, New Jersey, Dr. Zeshan provides the support and tools needed to improve your low self-esteem. Call the office or book online today.
Self-esteem is how you feel about yourself and your abilities. When you have healthy self-esteem, you have a positive opinion of yourself and feel good about your life.
When you have a negative opinion about yourself, your abilities, or your self-worth, you have low self-esteem. Low self-esteem makes you more critical about your life and choices and may keep you from pursuing opportunities.
Low self-esteem may develop from many causes. However, it most often develops during childhood.
When you’re growing up, you receive both positive and negative messages from your parents, siblings, teachers, and the media. Unfortunately, the negative words you hear may make more of an impact on how you feel about yourself then the positive ones, which affects your self-esteem.
Certain life events may affect your self-esteem, such as an illness or loss of a loved one. You may also be more prone to low self-esteem based on your personality traits, especially if you’re more sensitive to environmental stress.
Signs and symptoms of low self-esteem vary in type and severity. Common signs and symptoms include:
Over time, your negative thinking and low self-esteem alter your thinking, feelings, and behaviors and may lead to mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety.
If you or your child suffer from low self-esteem, Dr. Zeshan can provide the care you need.
Dr. Zeshan takes an integrative and holistic approach to care and utilizes several techniques and therapies to improve negative thinking and low self-esteem.
The specific components of your treatment plan depend on your age, severity of symptoms, and medical and mental health history. Some treatment options include:
Appointments, including your initial evaluation and follow-ups, can be conducted through telemedicine technology, which saves you time and allows you to get the care you need from your home or office.
For compassionate care for your low self-esteem from an experienced child and adult psychiatrist, contact Inside Out by phone or schedule an appointment online today.