Seriously though, there are medications that will make you completely free of nerves, that is,
However, those medications are strong, and should only be for people who have anxiety or depression that is
debilitating, to the point where they can't carry out normal daily activities.
I don't think those drugs, (SSRI's such as Zoloft or depressants like Valium) should be used
for "trivial" reasons like mild performance anxiety.
Unfortunately, I think those drugs are prescribed too often and then the user relies on them
too much. Not to mention, SSRI's are very expensive, are hard to find the "right one" and
proper dose and they take a couple weeks to work. IOW, you can't take an SSRI only when you
"need" it. Your body takes a long time to adjust to taking an SSRI and even longer when you
go off the drug.
However, if you are found to be suffering from long term anxiety disorders or depression, the newer
classes or SSRI's can be a God-send. They can transform a person who is unable to function due
to crippling depression or anxiety into someone who "has a life" again. But you need a very good,
attentive physician overseeing your use of these powerful drugs.
That's my experience, for what it's worth.