Performance Anxiety

Patients with Performance Anxiety suffer extreme tension and apprehension in and about situations in which they are required to perform a given task. These situations might be very public, like performing a musical recital at a concert hall, or they may be small social gatherings where the patient is required to perform a task in front of friends, peers or partners. It is not uncommon for people who are highly skilled in a particular area to suffer Performance Anxiety, and to feel that they cannot meet up to the expectations of their given audience or themselves.