A 43-year-old member asked:
what can it mean when a man is forgetful and nervous around a girl?
3 doctor answers • 11 doctors weighed in
Cardiology 33 years experience
Hes normal: Sounds like love to me!
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Stress effect: A person performs at their best when: physically well, well rested, well nourished (not hungry) and in a familiar or non stressful setting. If a male has these symptoms around a girl, it is likely evidence of stress and normal. Improvement can come with making the situation more common or less stressful. If it is a phobic response, therapy may be a way to defeat the stress.
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Performance anxiety: Certainly shallow breathing can cause undue anxiety - not warranted by the situation - and alter attention/short-term memory temporarily. When one wants to do very well they unwittingly shut down breathing - breathe less often, and more shallow. Heightened somatic awareness and anxiety consistent cognitions can predominate eventuating in catastrophic images, i.e., failure, ridicule, or shame.
Last updated Nov 12, 2016
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