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A 21-year-old female asked:

I an a student and i have anxiety problem.whenever i have to do a speech or presentation i start trembling and cannot talk.can i take any anxiety pill?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management 18 years experience
Stage fright: The symptoms described above are consistent with stage fright. Learning by reading about the condition and asking questions on this forum is a great idea. Consulting a doctor specializing in the field of psychiatry or psychology may provide great tool. Support groups may be available in larger cities. Beta blocker medications can be very effective.
Dr. Robert Kassoff
Clinical Psychology 38 years experience
Fear of public speaking is the #1 fear in the US. cognitive behavior therapy can be very effective, along with relaxation. Training.
May 5, 2013
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Behavioral Options: See this page anxiety disorders assn of bc which contains educational & self-help tools (incl. A video) for managing & even overcoming social anxiety: http://www.Anxietybc.Com/resources/social.Php effective treatment for social anxiety will involve putting yourself in feared social situations, going from ones you fear only a little to others you fear a lot. A cbt expert coach can be big help!

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