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Inderal, a beta-blocker, has been shown to be very effective in the treatment of performance anxiety. It effectively reduces autonomic nervous system arousal(ie palpitations, hyperventilation, sweating etc). Beta-blockers used on a regular basis have been associated with depression in some people. In your case, you would only take Inderal 30-60 minutes prior to performance and would not have this side effect as a result. Inderal has been proven effective in performance anxiety whereas buspar does not have any demonstrable efficacy in this area.
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