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What are performance anxiety symptoms?

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Performance anxiety symptoms may include:

  • Racing pulse and rapid breathing
  • Dry mouth and tight throat
  • Trembling hands, knees, lips, and voice
  • Sweaty and cold hands
  • Nausea and an uneasy feeling in your stomach
  • Vision changes

From: Stage Fright (Performance Anxiety) WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Anxiety Disorders Association of America: "Conquering Stage Fright."

University of Northern Iowa: "Managing Stage Fright."

Advanced Public Speaking Institute: "Public Speaking: Stage Fright Strategies."

Vanderbilt University, Department of Psychology: "Beta Blockers as Treatment for Stage Fright."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on August 17, 2017

SOURCES:

Anxiety Disorders Association of America: "Conquering Stage Fright."

University of Northern Iowa: "Managing Stage Fright."

Advanced Public Speaking Institute: "Public Speaking: Stage Fright Strategies."

Vanderbilt University, Department of Psychology: "Beta Blockers as Treatment for Stage Fright."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on August 17, 2017

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