Performance Anxiety

Performance anxiety, also commonly known as "stage fright." is a fear of appearing or speaking in public. While it is normal to have some apprehension prior to giving a speech or performing in front of a group in extreme cases this anxiety can rise to a point of paralyzing fear that makes it impossible to continue a speech or performance. There are many different methods that can be used to help with performance anxiety including cognitive-behaviorial methods, relaxation techniques such as meditation and breathing exercises, and anti-anxiety medications.

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