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Shy person, have extreme anxiety before presentation speeches, feeling of heart in the mouth, get blank that reflects on the face and makes the situation worse. How can I tackle this?

Hi, I am 28 years old and working as a software professional in Bangalore. My work profile requires me to give frequent presentations before my team. I have very bad speech anxiety , which has only been getting worse year after year. I am also a very shy person. My anxiety level is so bad that I can literally feel my heart in my mouth, not to mention that I go completely blank, and everything reflects on my face which makes things even worse.Please help me to tackle this problem.
Asked On : Sun, 1 Jul 2012
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Oct 2012
hi..performance anxiety or social anxiety disorder is what we may call it is to be tackled by counseling..some bahavioural modification needs to be done..also some medication may be required prior to your presentation for the initial days of therapy to tackle pls consult a psychiatrist and then a clinical psychologist..have a good health
Answered: Sun, 21 Oct 2012
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hi welcome to hcm.see first its gud u know ur limitation so after u can work on it.try ur speech infront of mirror then to ur family which will boost ur confident.try to do yoga and meditation which help in gain ur confident.see in ur no medicine can help only help anyone is u so be confident and face the situation ,don't be run out of it.
Answered: Mon, 22 Oct 2012
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