Stage fright

Stage fright is the anxiety or fear experienced by an individual when required to perform in the front of a crowd. Stage fright includes the fear of performing in front of an actual crowd or perceived, such as in the case of performing in front of a camera. One may experience social fright without having any other problem or it may be the part of a social anxiety disorder or any other social phobia.

Stage fright is observed in people across diverse backgrounds, including politicians, musicians, and actors. Even the individuals with years of experience in public speaking might not be immune to it. School students are particularly affected by it and tend to get cold when it comes to delivering speeches.

Major symptoms of the condition include blushing, dry mouth, racing heart, increase in blood pressure, a shaking voice, and nausea.