Getting performance anxiety treatment shouldn’t be anxiety-inducing.
40 million adults in the U.S. suffer from performance anxiety, but only 36.9% of them get treatment. For one of the most common mental conditions, getting help should be easier. Our physicians are here to streamline treatment so you can live your best life. Now you can perform anywhere – on stage, in sports, or with your significant other.
What is Performance Anxiety?
Everybody gets anxious once in a while. It’s the mind & body’s normal reaction to stress. However, anxiety disorder leads to an excessive level of fear, nervousness, and worry. This hinders you from performing and living your best life.
How does it affect people?
People may feel worried, nervous or tense. This can manifest as a rapid increase in heart rate, difficulty focusing, dry mouth, sweating, and inability to perform. These symptoms can be troubling, even humiliating, and prevent you from performing your best at work, in social settings, or even in your relationship. Performance anxiety is considered a medical problem when these issues are happening constantly and getting in the way of you doing your job or interacting with others.
What can be factors?
There are a number of factors that induce anxiety. The main one is stress. Our physicians will also look at potential underlying medical causes.
Some Common Causes:
- - Stress hormone imbalance
- - Personality type
- - Heart disease
- - Drug use or withdrawal
- - Thyroid disorders
What are the dangers?
Anxiety puts tension on the body. Over time, that stress can lead to high blood pressure and other cardiac issues. If left untreated, anxiety disorders typically get worse and lead to other medical problems.
We approach performance anxiety holistically and focus on identifying underlying conditions. Start your virtual visit to find the right solution for you.