5 thoughts on “The Importance of Self Worth in Treating Anxiety & Depression

  • October 17, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    Makes perfect sense…but easier said than done. Now 65, and find myself feeling less confident, less relevant as time goes on. Married, still working, and I “should” all over myself, daily. Little curiosity….I guess I am depressed, huh? Just going thru the motions a lot, and putting on the happy face. Been in therapy at a few “crisis” times, and don’t believe it will help, which is confirmed in this article.

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  • October 17, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    I totally agree with Dr. Brennan. One thing that depress me a lot is to think that everybody around me have more value than me, or they do things better or are no depressed. So I continue being the one with no value. I am doing an effort to change mi mind whenever I catch myself thinking like that, a depressed person sometimes is her worse enemy because we keep saying to oneself thet we are no worthy of attention.

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  • January 14, 2014 at 7:18 am

    I can relate to what is being said in regard to ‘self worth’. I was told by my husband that he has mastered his life and I have not…did not make something of myself. This Statement triggered such a reaction in me, all that I had been covering up since I was born…I am of no value, I have to earn it, all I do, have done is never enough. Went to University financing it myself and got a Masters Degree, worked for 50 years and loved it, traveled to foreign lands, painter, weaver, teacher, Consultant…etc…and still, I have made nothing of my life. Strange that somehow, emotionally, I still feel this…now at 70, I still feel lost in this world. No one can understand this who know me. JR

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    • February 24, 2014 at 9:33 pm

      JR, just wanted you to know that you’ve been heard by someone. Thanks for sharing this — heart goes out to you and me both.

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  • September 16, 2014 at 2:21 am

    Couldn’t agree with you more, doc! I can very well relate to a lack of self-worth or low self-esteem contributing to anxiety. I’ve been there myself!
    However, I found a book called Feeling Good by Dr. David Burns (very old book, I know), and found some very valuable guidance from it.

    Regards,
    Aashish

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