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.
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.