Speaching in public to a (big) group of people. Almost nobody likes this and a lot of people even have a phobia; one that’s better know as performance anxiety. This social anxiety disorder is hard to treat. Fortunately scientists have discovered that CBD can reduce your performance anxiety quickly and effectively.
What are the symptoms of performance anxiety?
When you have performance anxiety, the body takes over, so to speak. If you suffer from this disorder, you suffer from excessive sweating, you feel cold all the time, you can be dizzy or nauseous, have palpitations and you can end up vomiting. Often the person in question knows that his or her fear is disproportionate, but isn’t able to ‘turn off’ the fear. This happens a lot in people who are scared to come across as anxious and who attach great value to the opinion of others.
Performance anxiety is actually quite common
Performance anxiety is one of the most common disorders and is very hard to treat by a psychologist. For this reason, a lot of people use anxiolytica (anti-anxiety meds) to free themselves of the symptoms of performance anxiety. However, those meds are very addictive, which raises the question if that’s desirable.
Not the first little test
In the past there have been different studies that have shown that CBD can have an positive anti-anxiety effect. In Brasil, a blind medical trial has proven that people that took CBD ór a placebo, were actually better able of public speaking. During this trial they measured different things, including a heartbeat and blood pressure check.
Test result: CBD really works to relieve anxiety
The results came as very little surprise. The CBD relieved the anxiety level substantially and it increased the comfort of the participants during the waiting for the planned speech and while they were actually speeching. However, they did find a heighted state of anxiety in the placebo group, and the participants felt much more uncomfortable. For this reasons, it is concluded that CBD can help to relieve anxiety in people who suffer from social anxiety disorders.