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I am preparing to take my drivers test and my anxiety level has been so high I feel shaky, anxious, nauseous. How do l calm all these crazy feelings on the big day. ?
Visualization can: be a powerful tool. Use your various senses to create the experience in your mind-body. Start small and build up to the actual test. Baby steps are good. If you have time you can see a clinical psychologist for anxiety management or systematic desensitization. Peace and good health. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more
Unsure but...: I am unaware of, for example, research that demonstrates that smarter people have more or less test anxiety 'on average.' however, there is a law of performance in psychology that states that if you have insufficient or excessive anxiety, you will do not do as well as if you had possessed moderate, manageable anxiety. ...Read more
Prescribed 10 mg propranolol for test anxiety. Trying it out tomorrow to see how I'm affected.How long will the effects last/ when can I drive?
Look beyond drugs: I think most of the time that using therapeutic techniques such as relaxation, cognitive therapies and stress management is often more helpful and long lasting than utilizing medications alone for treatment of insomnia and anxiety issues. Talk with a counselor at your school/university about getting some assistance with test anxiety issues. They can help. ...Read more
How can I get help dealing with test anxiety that is negatively impacting all my grades in college?
Test anxiety: If you have a learning disability, documented ADD or severe anxiety disorder, you may qualify for academic accommodations at your school. Look into educational support services at your college to see what is offered. A mental health professional at the student health center may help you better understand why you panic and under perform on tests. See: http://www.studygs.net/tstprp8.htm I hope this helps. ...Read more
I don't do this.: Some drs treat test anxiety w/ propanolol(inderal). I do not. This med is cognitively suppressive-esp if used episodically-so it can backfire. My experience is that there are better meds& methods. Also, I do not treat this anxiety only during testing. Whatever meds are used should be used routinely; otherwise, it is less effective. Plus, the patient needs to be acclimated well in advance of test. ...Read more
I want to take OTC Gaba for mild test anxiety. Is it better to take before major test or let my natural adrenalin help push me to get through it?
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