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Any ideas to get rid of nervousness at conferences?

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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Several!

Meditation, with practice, can reduce your anxiety very quickly and help you to focus.
Long acting benzodiazepines, like clonazepam, can reduce your baseline anxiety at the same time. Lastly, for discrete performance anxiety, Propranolol can block a lot of the physical symptoms and essentially trick your brain into believing you are not anxious.

In brief: Several!

Meditation, with practice, can reduce your anxiety very quickly and help you to focus.
Long acting benzodiazepines, like clonazepam, can reduce your baseline anxiety at the same time. Lastly, for discrete performance anxiety, Propranolol can block a lot of the physical symptoms and essentially trick your brain into believing you are not anxious.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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Dr. Douglas Bey
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

We give infernal 10-20 mg and 0.
25-p.5mg Xanax (alprazolam) 1-2 hours before talk--also toastmasters club.

In brief: Yes

We give infernal 10-20 mg and 0.
25-p.5mg Xanax (alprazolam) 1-2 hours before talk--also toastmasters club.
Dr. Douglas Bey
Dr. Douglas Bey
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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine

In brief: Stay active

Exercise is a great way to relieve stress.
Your body releases endorphins during exercise, which can help you feel calm. If you exercise 30 - 60 minutes a day, your stress levels can improve. When stressed, take 5 slow, deep breaths with your eyes closed, then roll your shoulders forward 5 times, then back 5 times. This will slow your heart rate and release tension in your neck and shoulders.

In brief: Stay active

Exercise is a great way to relieve stress.
Your body releases endorphins during exercise, which can help you feel calm. If you exercise 30 - 60 minutes a day, your stress levels can improve. When stressed, take 5 slow, deep breaths with your eyes closed, then roll your shoulders forward 5 times, then back 5 times. This will slow your heart rate and release tension in your neck and shoulders.
Dr. Maritza Baez
Dr. Maritza Baez
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