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Any advice on depression and insecurities in changes in your body?

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Answer #1 | 23/07 2014 16:40
i'm 23 so i've already been through adolescence, i'm insecure about a new addition to my body, a new tattoo. i'v never had insecurities before so i thought i could cope fine with one now i'm incredibly self-aware and always hide it, will this feeling change over time? Pre-tattoo i wanted it and was confident about having it, now i don't feel right about it. I'm insecure what others will think. I've never had a problem with insecurities before until now. I'm clinically depressed over this new change in my body, it's in a place i always have to look at it and it doesn't feel right.
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Answer #2 | 23/07 2014 16:35
If you're an adolescent, be advised that insecurities and distress over changes in your body -- over your body in general -- are normal. If you are an adult and the changes have come about because of illness or weight gain connected with emotional eating -- anything like that -- then you probably want to seek out therapy or a support group. In fact, if adolescent re experiencing such depression and insecurity that what should be their normal functioning is affected, then they need professional help. In all cases, regular exercise can be extremely helpful. It has a positive effect on both the body and the mind and can help with depression.
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