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Doctor insights on: Using Classical Conditioning To Help With Fear Of Public Speaking

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Help! I'm having extreme fear of public speaking?

Help! I'm having extreme fear of public speaking?

There's help: Fear of public speaking is very common -- so common that an organization has been created that helps people overcome this. It's called toastmaster's -- and yes it takes courage and commitment to do. But many people have benefited. You can also work with a psychologist on your specific fears. Talk therapies and exercises are helpful. Inderal (propranolol) at low dose can also help in specific situations. ...Read more

Fear (Definition)

I would define fear as an insecure feeling, a feeling of impending doom! This is a sort of defense mechanism we developed that help us to survive. Fear helps us from falling "off the cliffs, " as we know the consequences; and help us survive. Children unknowingly, fall off, as ...Read more


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What to do if I have a strange fear of public speaking?

What to do if I have a strange fear of public speaking?

Consider: Toast Masters - a great way to get practice. If that is too much of a leap for you - think about cognitive behavioral therapy or psychotherapy. Take care. ...Read more

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Any ways to help me with my glosophobia? (fear of public speaking)

Practice: Maybe you could read some self help material - books, articles, and online advice to start. Then I would start practicing in your room and pretend there's an audience. You should then do it in front of a few people. Sometimes you can look at them while speaking without directly looking into their eyes - that may make it easier on you. ...Read more

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Intense fear of public speaking and it is ruining my life, please help?

Cognitive behavior: There is a cognitive behavioral therapy technique called progressive desensitization. You learn a relaxation technique (i prefer hypnosis) then you develop a hierarchy of the phobic experiences from least to most anxiety provoking, then you imagine the events while remaining relaxed.. ...Read more

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While speaking I get anxious and so fast that I repeat word. Now I have fear of public speaking and I am shy. What might be wrong? Whom should I consult?

While speaking I get anxious and so fast that I repeat word. Now I have fear of public speaking and I am shy. What might be wrong? Whom should I consult?

Public speaking: Phobia is one of the most frequent phobias people have. A clinical psychologist or other mental health professional can help. Clinical hypnosis and self-hypnosis training can be very useful also. See www. Asch. Net for possible referrals. If you can't find help locally consider a virtual consult on Health Tap. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What natural remedies would you recommend for help with shyness and fear of public speaking?

What natural remedies would you recommend for help with shyness and fear of public speaking?

Psychotherapy & EFT: Psychotherapy is natural ;) & would be a good thing to do to explore, process & resolve the insecurities. I would also recommend a self help tool, eft (emotional freedom technique); it is my experience that it is quite effective & quick at helping with shyness & public speaking anxieties. Check it out at www. Eftuniverse. Com let me know what u think or if u need further help! Wishing u well... ...Read more

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What can I do about my fear of speaking to crowds?

Toastmasters: Try going to Toastmasters, you can go as a free guest and try it out. Challenge yourself to just do it and you will get better.

Here is the website for you: https://www. Toastmasters. Org
Good luck. ...Read more

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How should I overcome my fear of meeting and speaking to people?

Phobias: First I would assume you may need to find a therapist who specializes in treating phobias. And, then it is with practice and experience that this better habit become part of your daily life. Connecting with other humans can be a very spiritual experience and make your life richer. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to get over the fear of speaking in front of crowds?

Can you tell me how to get over the fear of speaking in front of crowds?

Desensitization.: Work yourself up to it slowly. Look up desensitization for conquering phobias like this. For example, start by speaking to yourself in a mirror. Then to one friend. Then to a small group of friends. Then to a small group of strangers. Then to a larger group of strangers. And so on. ...Read more

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Have had irrational fear of certain public speaking all my life sometimes no problem and other times extream to the point of avoidance why?

Social Phobia: Many people have anxiety around public speaking and other performance or social activities. Stress reduction techniques such as breathing exercises, meditation, counseling, exercise, good sleep can help. Still some people are troubled by this problem. One way to treat it is to take a medication called Propranolol prior to the speaking engagement, it is a beta blocker and can be quite effective. ...Read more

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I am suffering from this public speaking fear and I have presentations to do. What medications are available? Can I get rid of symptoms wile presenting?

Several: I recommend getting a thorough evaluation from a psychiatrist who is familiar with this. In my practice, I have many musicians and professionals who suffer from various forms of stage fright. Low dose Propranolol (10mgs) frequently helps them. For others, I may prescribe Alprazolam or clonazepam, which works by different mechanisms. Medications plus exposure to doing presentations works. ...Read more

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Lately, I have been having very bad anxiety at work because I am required to do ongoing presentations in front of large crowds. Public speaking is a fear of mine. Because of it, the anxiety seems have really messed me up. My breathing pattern has been off

Lately, I have been having very bad anxiety at work because I am required to do ongoing presentations in front of large crowds. Public speaking is a fear of mine. Because of it, the anxiety seems have really messed me up. My breathing pattern has been off

Public speaking: For phobias I most recommend finding a Psychologist expert in Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR). This treatment can really produce faster, long-term positive change. EMDR is often used in performance enhancement with pro-athletes even, and I have found it to be more effective for phobias than CBT alone or prolonged exposure. ...Read more

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Hi! I have a problem in speaking in public. Hi! I have a problem in speaking in public (anxiety). And my doctor gave me lorazepam. He asked me to take 2-3 before speaking. Those 2-3 do not work with me. When I take 5-6, then I can speak with no fear. But

Hi! I have a problem in speaking in public. Hi! I have a problem in speaking in public (anxiety). And my doctor gave me lorazepam. He asked me to take 2-3 before speaking. Those 2-3 do not work with me. When I take 5-6, then I can speak with no fear. But

Dr: Dr kardener provided excellent feedback. One other thing you could consider doing is engaging in cognitive behavioral therapist with a psychologist to get control over symptoms without having to turn to controlled substances. ...Read more

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Substitute teacher. Laryngitis virus 4 times Sept-Jan. Taught often, voice cracking. Unable to teach for 2 mo. Now. Scopy showed chords not closing completely. Can't make sustained hum, but improving. Pain when speak. How to heal? Fear permanent?

Voice: Could have impaired vocal cord mobility. Pain usually from neck muscle strain.Improper voice use. Will assume have seen ENT, doing voice rest, avoiding smoke, alcohol, taking PPI. Can use BoomVox for amplification. Get Laryngovideostroboscopy with voice pathologist ...Read more

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How to get over a fear of crowds when I am the speaker?

How to get over a fear of crowds when I am the speaker?

Practice a lot: Public speaking is difficult if you are shy, or unsure of the topic or material that is being presented. Practice in front of a mirror, or a familiar person first, carry notes in case you "get stuck", and pick one person out of your audience to address with eye contact which will "eliminate the crowd" and ease the anxiety.. ...Read more

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Are there any medications to overcome glossophobia?

Are there any medications to overcome glossophobia?

Glossophobia: A beta blocker may help for people who have glossophobia or fear of public speaking, there are also herbal medications available. Consult your doctor. ...Read more

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How to get rid of glossophobia without medications, and if I had to take medications do I need a doctors description?

Glossophobia.: While medications in general would require a doctors prescription, you might be better served with therapy. Desensitization may help you to overcome this fear. ...Read more

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What is glossophobia?

What is glossophobia?

Speech anxiety: Glossophobia refers to a fear of public speaking. It is considered a type of social phobia, or fear of social situations. ...Read more

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When using speaking valve with new longer trach, child dropped sats to 70 and coughing. Removal of valve sats recovered. How long/ what sat dips ok PMV?

When using speaking valve with new longer trach, child dropped sats to 70 and coughing. Removal of valve sats recovered. How long/ what sat dips ok PMV?

See your ENT: This is not the type of question that can be answered on a forum such as this. Too many serious issues. This requires a thorough ENT examination including tracheoscopy and laryngoscopy. In the meantime if you child is desaturating while using the pmv - do not use it. ...Read more

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How to know that my speech therapist is not a fraud and using the right techniques to improve my fluency to speak as a stutterer?

How to know that my speech therapist is not a fraud and using the right techniques to improve my fluency to speak as a stutterer?

Contact PASP thru: Facebook: https://m.facebook. Com/pages/Pakistan-Association-of-Speech-Language-Pathology-PASP/251946558287585? ref=stream. It is your national professional association that credentials speech/language pathologists. They will address all your queries about your SLT's professional standing, appropriate length of sessions, etc. So yo can either relax & trust your SLT or find another one. Peace. ...Read more

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I'm having speaking difficulties from around 4 months.......all of a sudden....im having difficulty in pronouncing certain words.

See doc!: Suddenly having trouble speaking or forming words is not normal, as you know. There can be several causes, some minor, some serious. The only way to figure out which it could be, in your case, is to see a doc and get evaluated. Don't wait! You don't want things to get worse, do you? ...Read more

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What can be done to stop living in a state of fear?

Get help: Are your fears logical ones or irrational ones? If your quality of life is impacted, encourage you to look into cognitive behavioral therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy in your area. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to over come my fear of growing up?

Growing up will be: Easier if you ask yourself what are you concerned about. If its more responsibility, try adding it in small doses so you can really stay "grown up" all the time. If your parents had a hard time being mature or talking about serious or difficult topics like sex or religion, see a counselor so you can discover where you stand on the issues. They can also help you deal with abuse, family secrets. ...Read more

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Can the body need to experience a certain amount of fear?

Can the body need to experience a certain amount of fear?

Not really "need" to: No, the body does not really "need" to experience a certain amount of fear. But some feel that unless you're pushing the limits of your comfort zone by learning and trying new things, you're not growing. If you have goals or dreams but aren't moving towards them, it would be sad for you. When you take certain risks it can be scary -- but the rewards in terms of developing yourself can be great! ...Read more

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What can be done to deal with the fear of your inevitable death?

What can be done to deal with the fear of your inevitable death?

Find your own answer: For most people, it's a matter of making one's life meaningful; often this meaning is found in unselfish love of others. Answers from authoritarian sects may not satisfy you, but you may find guidance in accounts of survivors who have had experiences that seem paranormal -- I've been impressed by personal reports of people recounting nearby events accurately, and even socrates mentioned this. ...Read more

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Med refills looooking to speak with dr on few other issues as well?

Med refills looooking to speak with dr on few other issues as well?

Refills: The only way to do this would be through Healthtap Prime. However meds for controlled substances, or lifestyle drugs, like Viagra, (sildenafil) or psychiatric meds cannot be refilled there. Prime is a place where advice is given and can function like a virtual urgent care, when your doctor is not available. Concierge is a place where your own doc may have a virtual presence and be consulted. ...Read more

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What does a stepwise decline mean when speaking of vascular desease?

What does a stepwise decline mean when speaking of vascular desease?

Progressively worse: Since the vascular system is everywhere in our body stepwise decline usually involves first the blood pressure (BP)-especially if it is persistently elevated and then going into the major organ systems like the heart, the brain, large vessels like the Carotid Arteries and the kidneys. All systems can be affected. The key is to have your BP, Cholesterol, stress levels under control, plus exercise ...Read more

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Hello, do I need to type my questions or can I just speak into the phone?

Hello, do I need to type my questions or can I just speak into the phone?

Either way: A HealthTap member or patient should be able to dictate into his phone, if his phone has voice transcription. Otherwise, typing questions works just as well. Be sure a question asks something in a clear manner, with good English punctuation and grammar. Thanks for being a part of HealthTap! ...Read more

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At what age do you expect children to begin speaking in complete sentences?

At what age do you expect children to begin speaking in complete sentences?

2 years old: A "complete sentence" is a little different to different people, but generally we want 2 year olds to be able to say 2 words together and have them be related (doggy up!). By 2 1/2 to 3 y we would expect them to say a more complete sentence like what most people think of (mommy, where go my lollypop?). Bilingual children may speak a little later due to the brain learning 2 words for the same thing. ...Read more

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What's the most effective way to discipline my children without inflicting fear?

What's the most effective way to discipline my children without inflicting fear?

Time out: When children get to about 3 years, use of timeouts can be effective - a non punitive approach. Prior to this age distraction or "positive timeouts" may be useful. Timeouts require a calm and consistent approach. If you would like brief training talk to your pediatrician or seek a child/family psychologist. Also see the link for more info: http://pal.ua.edu/discipline/time_out. Php ...Read more

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What can I do if my sister doesn't smile because of fear of winkles. Is this normal?

That's a shame.: I have known other people who have tried not to make significant facial expressions for the same reason. I don't think it is pathological but I do think that it is sad. Smiling is fun. Smiling is a big part of how we interact with others. I can't imagine trying to suppress smiling on a regular basis. ...Read more

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How can I defeat the fear of being alone? No professional help. I need to fight this on my own.

How can I defeat the fear of being alone? No professional help. I need to fight this on my own.

A great book..: I would strongly recommend a book by dr. Martin rossman guided imagery for self healing as a start. Think you will find this helpful.... ...Read more

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What could it mean when a child hears voices and cries a lot? Fearing something bad may happen. Please help.

What could it mean when a child hears voices and cries a lot? Fearing something bad may happen. Please help.

Mental health: It sounds like there is some emotional/mental health issue. When did it start? How old is the child? What is happening in the child's environment? You definitely need to speak with your pediatrician! ...Read more

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I have a huge fear of being loved romantically. I do not fear loving other people, but being loved. What is this?

Agree w Dr. Allan: It sounds like this could lead to imbalanced relationships. None of us can tell you why you have a fear of intimacy. However, if you wish to understand it better and to have a fuller life, consider exploring this with a therapist. Take care. ...Read more

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My child is 3yrs old but he is not speaking, he is so smart n understand everything what should I do? Is it normal

Typical development: Includes similar progress in receptive & expressive language, self-help/adaptive, social, fine & gross motor & cognitive skills. Medical evaluation includes a hearing test. Call your school district's child find team to assess for eligibility for early childhood special education. Expressive language delay confers high risk of dyslexia, a language-based learning disability, so don't delay. ...Read more

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Are there any health benfits and risks of meditating? Or waste of time (medicly speaking)? Any studies on different types of medit. And effectivenes?

Are there any health benfits and risks of meditating? Or waste of time (medicly speaking)? Any studies on different types of medit. And effectivenes?

Meditation benefits: Alexander cn, robinson p, rainforth m. Treating alcohol, nicotine and drug abuse through transcendental meditation: a review and statistical analysis. Alcoholism treatment quarterly 1994; 11: 13-87.
Cooper m, aygen m. Transcendental meditation in the management of hypercholesterolemia. Journal of human stress 1979; 5: 24-27.
Eppley k, abrams ai, shear j. Differential effects of relaxation te. ...Read more