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68 Possible Causes for Flat Affect, Low Self-Esteem, Withdrawn

  • Endogenous Depression

    Along with the speech and mental retardation, such people is exacerbated by a sense of guilt, of remorse in combination with low self-esteem.[healthrxmeds.com] The person could appear anxious, have a change in sleeping patterns, a change in eating habits, show fatigue, have low self-esteem and even sudden mood changes.[completecounselingsolutions.com] Like most forms of depression, the symptoms can be enhanced by behavioral factors such as low self-esteem, chronic physical illnesses, and high stress to name just a few.[embracingdepression.org]

  • Abuse and Neglect

    Children may be aggressive, withdrawn, depressed, anxious, or demonstrate violent themes in art or fantasy.[dss.sc.gov] self-esteem Doing poorly in school Extreme behavior, such as being way too obedient or way too demanding Headaches and stomachaches with no clear cause The child doesn’t[webmd.com] […] hyperactivity, aggressiveness, disruptive and destructive behaviors Unusual wariness of physical contact Fear of parent or caretaker Lack of expressed emotion Unduly shy, withdrawn[mecknc.gov]

  • Schizoid Personality Disorder

    In people with SPD, the flat affect varies from failure to show emotion even when it is present, and an actual lack of emotional affectivity in certain situations.[humanologyproject.org] Learn about this topic in these articles: personality disorders In personality disorder Persons with schizoid personality disorder appear aloof, withdrawn, unresponsive, humourless[britannica.com] The author speculates that a lack of visual control of action might lead to insecurity, low self-esteem and social withdrawal/isolation.[doi.org]

  • Schizophrenia

    affect and cognitive slowness.[reddit.com] Symptoms such as becoming socially withdrawn and unresponsive or changes in sleeping patterns can be mistaken for an adolescent "phase".[nhs.uk] The cognitive-behavioural treatment of low self-esteem in psychotic patients: a pilot study.[doi.org]

  • Autistic Disorder

    Honda’s is the first to look at the autism rate after the MMR vaccine has been withdrawn.[newscientist.com] “At one point, we were even told that my daughter just had low self-esteem and that’s why she didn’t speak.[childmind.org] Other children may develop normally for the first few months or years of life but then suddenly become withdrawn, aggressive, or lose language skills they've already acquired[web.archive.org]

  • Schizoaffective Disorder

    Absence of what is termed the negative symptoms (flatted affect, avolition, and poor social interaction) improves the prognosis significantly.[allpsych.com] […] therapeutics market Aids in interpreting the success rates of clinical trials by providing a comparative scenario of completed and uncompleted (terminated, suspended or withdrawn[gii.co.jp] self-esteem, suicidal thoughts, loss of appetite, insomnia.[betterhealth.vic.gov.au]

  • Anorexia Nervosa

    affect and display psychomotor retardation, especially in the later stages of the disease.[emedicine.medscape.com] In addition, we considered the possibility that some patients would have to be withdrawn or would drop out of the treatment program.[pnas.org] […] illness have a low self-esteem and often a tremendous need to control their surroundings and emotions.[something-fishy.org]

  • Psychosis

    (i.e., flat affect, lack of initiative) rare deterioration of the patients' personality absence of psychosis in the patient's family absence of premorbid schizoid traits[epilepsy.com] At the other behavioral extreme is catatonia, becoming withdrawn, immobile, and unaware of the surrounding world.[nmihi.com] High neuroticism at age 20 predicts history of mental disorders and low self-esteem at age 35. Journal of Clinical Psychology 65, 781 – 790.[doi.org]

  • Klinefelter Syndrome

    They manifest microcephaly with short stature, ocular hypertelorism, flat nasal bridge, and upslanting palpebral fissures.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] In amniocentesis, a sample of the fluid surrounding the fetus is withdrawn. Fetal cells in the fluid are then examined for chromosomal abnormalities.[web.archive.org] Both of them showed low-normal scores when evaluated by tests of general intelligence and a behavioral profile characterized by immaturity, low self-esteem, and learning disabilities[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Insomnia

    Are you taking any medications that might be affecting your sleep? Do you have any health problems that may be interfering with sleep?[helpguide.org] Medication should be withdrawn gradually, and the patient should be aware of the possibility of rebound insomnia after stopping medication.[web.archive.org] self-esteem and lack of confidence anxious thoughts (NCCMH 2010) Just as depression can cause insomnia, being sleep deprived can make you feel depressed (Pigeon 2010) .[babycentre.co.uk]

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