There’s Such a Thing as ‘Trump Anxiety Disorder’

Monica Sanchez | July 30, 2018

We can’t make this stuff up.

Therapists have reportedly seen a rise in cases of people with “Trump Anxiety Disorder” ever since the 2016 presidential election. 

While there is no official diagnosis for the “disorder,” therapists have begun using the term for patients with common “symptoms” including "feeling a loss of control and helplessness, and fretting about what's happening in the country and spending excessive time on social media," according to CBC News

Clinical psychologist Jennifer Panning who wrote a 2017 essay about the symptoms says that the “disorder” got its name because the "symptoms were specific to the election of Trump and the resultant unpredictable sociopolitical climate."

Therapist and founder of the D.C. Counseling and Psychotherapy Center in Washington, D.C., Elisabeth LaMotte told CBC News that “there is a fear of the world ending” among her patients that leads her to believe in such a condition. 

"There is a fear of the world ending," she said. "It's very disorienting and constantly unsettling."

LaMotte described it as politically-induced “collective anxiety” among her patients who are worried about the potential consequences of the president’s words and actions. She said that even some of her patients who are Trump supporters are suffering from anxiety because they feel "socially or familially isolated" for supporting the president's agenda, "even if they don't support his tactics."

With how swift and overwhelming the Left can be with its condemnation of Trump supporters or pretty much anyone who has a different opinion, that's not surprising. 

Florida psychiatrist Dr. Daniel Bober in an interview with "Fox & Friends" Monday morning called the condition “partisan pop psychology” and said that there is no real scientific evidence to support it. 

“There might be some people that have some displeasure of the President’s policies but it’s not something that I’m seeing on a large-scale that it’s actually happening,” he said.  

What do you think of the so-called “disorder”? Let us know in the comments section below.

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