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The secrets to self-confidence, according to cognitive science

In 2019, 7.2% of people in the European Union suffered from chronic depression.

The human – and economic – cost of this illness is considerable, which is why the European Commission unveiled a €1.23 billion mental health strategy in June, to be achieved through 20 flagship initiatives.

Science shows that self-esteem plays a key role with certain mental disorders, particularly those of anxious and depressive nature.

Even today, however, the cognitive mechanisms underlying self-esteem remain mysterious.

If we are to understand them, we need to start by asking ourselves a…

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