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 Re: One in Four Classical Musicians Use Beta Blockers
Author: Sylvain 
Date:   2006-03-28 17:35

TonkaToy,

There are two basic points and in the end, I think we are more or less all agreeing.

1- If one does suffer from stage fright, BBs are an option that one should consider and not be ashamed of. It should also be done under the supervision of a physician and preferably in conjunction with other stress managing techniques. I don't see why, anybody would ever want to prevent somebody from using meds for a well documented medical condition.

2- Everybody, I mean *everybody*, experiences the effect of stress on their body. Heart rate goes up, adrenaline kicks in, ... Some experience it less than others and can control it to the point that the performance is not hindered. However, BBs almost always attenuate the body response to stress, and, according to some studies, can improve the musical performance. In a competitive environment (audition,competition), one cannot help to wonder if the BB users, whether they do need the pills or not, have an unfair advantage over the ones that do not.

--
Sylvain Bouix <sbouix@gmail.com>

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