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MEDICATIONS FOR
PUBLIC SPEAKING
AND SOCIAL
ANXIETY
ANXIETYHUB.ORG | DR. CHERYL MATHEWS
+ stage fright or performance anxie...
1. Beta Blocker
Why people use it?
 Reduces adrenaline; rapid heart
rate and breathing
 When you have high levels of
anx...
1. Beta Blocker
Pros
 Take as needed
 Take 30-minutes before your
speaking event
 Non-habit forming
Cons
 Reduces bloo...
2. Benzodiazepine
Why people use it?
 Works a bit like a glass of wine.
Relaxes your muscles
 Increases GABA in the brain
2. Benzodiazepine
Pros
 Take as needed
 Take 30-minutes before your
speaking event
 Can be taken with a beta blocker
Co...
3. SSRI
Selective Serotonin Reuptake
Inhibitors
Why people use it?
 Increases Serotonin in the brain
and can reduce anxie...
3. SSRIs
Pros
 Can reduce social anxiety. Stage
fright is a type of social anxiety.
Cons
• Can have major side-effects
• ...
Authoritative Medication Websites
• National Institute of Health (NIH) Medline Plus
• Mayo Clinic
• Harvard
• WebMD
• Drug...
Learn More
Ask Dr. Mathews questions at
www.anxietyhub.com/unlimited-texting.
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Medications For Public Speaking and Social Anxiety (stage fright and performance anxiety)

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Medications For Public Speaking and Social Anxiety (stage fright and performance anxiety)

  1. 1. MEDICATIONS FOR PUBLIC SPEAKING AND SOCIAL ANXIETY ANXIETYHUB.ORG | DR. CHERYL MATHEWS + stage fright or performance anxiety
  2. 2. 1. Beta Blocker Why people use it?  Reduces adrenaline; rapid heart rate and breathing  When you have high levels of anxiety, your brain interprets your anxiety symptoms as dangerous. This causes more anxiety which increases the symptoms. It’s a self- perpetuating cycle  A beta blocker can “put a monkey wrench” in the cycle by reducing the symptoms  Make sure to combine with new self-talk. Your self-talk can overpower the effect of the beta blocker CAN REDUCE SELF-PERPETUATING CYCLE OF FEAR
  3. 3. 1. Beta Blocker Pros  Take as needed  Take 30-minutes before your speaking event  Non-habit forming Cons  Reduces blood pressure. If you have low blood pressure, it can make you feel dizzy Brand Name Generic Name  Inderal  Tenormin  Propanolol  Atenolol
  4. 4. 2. Benzodiazepine Why people use it?  Works a bit like a glass of wine. Relaxes your muscles  Increases GABA in the brain
  5. 5. 2. Benzodiazepine Pros  Take as needed  Take 30-minutes before your speaking event  Can be taken with a beta blocker Cons  Addictive. Need higher and higher doses to have the same effect  Do not use with alcohol - can be life-threatening.  Causes drowsiness and possible slurring of speech Brand Name Generic Name  Klonopin  Xanax  Valium  Ativan  Centrax  Dalmane  Halcion  Librium  Paxipam  Restoril  Serax  Tranxene  Clonazepam  Alprazolam  Diazepam  Lorazepam  Prazepam  Flurazepam  Triazolam  Chlordiazepoxide  Halazepam  Temazepam  Oxazepam  Clorazepate
  6. 6. 3. SSRI Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors Why people use it?  Increases Serotonin in the brain and can reduce anxiety
  7. 7. 3. SSRIs Pros  Can reduce social anxiety. Stage fright is a type of social anxiety. Cons • Can have major side-effects • Relapse is likely when you get off medication - unless combined with cognitive- behavioral therapy Brand Name Generic Name  Paxil*  Zoloft*  Effexor*  Celexa  Luvox  Prozac *FDA approved for social anxiety  Paroxetine  Sertraline  Venlafaxine  Citalopram  Fluvoxamine  Fluoxetine
  8. 8. Authoritative Medication Websites • National Institute of Health (NIH) Medline Plus • Mayo Clinic • Harvard • WebMD • Drugs.com
  9. 9. Learn More Ask Dr. Mathews questions at www.anxietyhub.com/unlimited-texting.

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