Stage Fright: Fear of public speaking

Written by: Dra. Sandra Farrera Sabioncello
Published: | Updated: 16/02/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Stage fright, also known as stage fright, is an extreme social anxiety disorder that according to psychologists is characterized by fear of public speaking or acting.

scenic panic The person who suffers is the sense of loss of control cognitive, physiological and behavioral. The person who suffers stage fright feel a strong phobia or an excessive fear of standing before an audience. At that time the person distorts his internal dialogue and initiates a selective focus on the negative, thinking: "I will not like," I'll block ", etc.

 

Symptoms of stage fright

The symptoms presented by a person to the disease are physiological character: irregular heart rate, sweating, headache, reduced salivary secretion, dilated pupils, flushing, chills and nausea, among others. This leads to lose control of himself and the situation, negatively impacting personal, social and professional level.

 

Treatment of stage fright

The recommended treatment for a person that stage fright is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). This technique is based on physiological and psychological aspects such as relaxation, systematic desensitization and entertainment social skills. If the situation is extreme and may even lead to depression, the treatment should be accompanied by other medical treatment.

The most difficult step is, in these conditions, really be aware of the situation and seek expert professional help, because usually the person does "avoidance" generating phobia.

In cases of emergency and / or extreme anxiety, which can even lead to depression, CBT therapy combined with medical treatment.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dra. Sandra Farrera Sabioncello
Psychology

Referring in Clinical Psychology, Dr. Farrera Sabioncello has more than 30 years of experience. She holds a PhD in Psychology from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), as well as an Expert in Forensic Psychology from the COPC and in Psychotherapy from the European Federation of Psychologists Associations (EFPA). She is a teacher and tutor of the Master in Clinical Psychology and Behavioral Medicine at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. In addition, he is a member of different medical associations both nationally and internationally. Dr. Farrera Sabioncello is Medical Director of Psychology at Top Doctors. At the Psychology Center Bcn are specialists in clinical psychology, judicial expertise, coaching and sports psychology. Dr. Farrera Sabioncella conducts therapy online.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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