stage fright


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An episode of performance anxiety preceding a public event, which may affect speakers, stage actors—hence the alternate, term ‘stage fright’—and soloist musicians; it may respond to anxiolytics

performance anxiety

Psychology
A physiologic “fight-or-flight” reaction that occurs in an anxious person carrying out an activity in the public eye (e.g., those in entertainment, public speakers and others)

Clinical findings
Tachycardia, tachypnoea, hypertension, increased muscle tone.

Sexology
Functional impotence due to personal concerns about poor sexual performance.

stage fright

Performance anxiety, see there.
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She now shares her cure with everyone in her new book, The Stage Fright Cure, which comes with online demonstration videos at the website.
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Hall was then mentored by the Indigo Girls, who played at their concerts the first song she'd ever completed, hired her as their guitar tech, and encouraged her past her stage fright into becoming their opening act.
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