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Low self-esteem is one of the problems most commonly experienced by depressed people. Negative thoughts about one self are central to depression . Not only that , but people with depression often see it as a sign of personal inadequacy , leading to low self-esteem . They beat themselves up for being depressed, not recognizing the strength and courage. It takes to struggle with low mood. It can also work the other way round: lng – standing low self-esteem can make you more vulnerable to depression and to other emotional and psychological difficulties .

If your negative view of yourself is primarily a part of your depression or a reaction to it, your priority needs to be working on the depression itself . But if your negative perspective on yourself came before your depression, if you tend to doubt and criticize yourself even when you are not depressed , and if you find it hard to value yourself or treat yourself with consideration and kindness , then it would probably be helpful to you to try to address your low self-esteem in its own right.

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