While a troupe of lefty shrinks led by the likes of Bandy X. Lee have tried to remotely diagnose Trump, it’s their own movement that is losing its mind.
Here, from Canada’s CBC, is a look at the madness of the left. On the couch.
What’s been called “Trump Anxiety Disorder” has been on the rise in the months following the election, according to mental-health professionals from across the country who report unusually high levels of politics-related stress in their practices…
(Trump and his supporters, for their part, have their own term for a malady they see as afflicting only reactionary, anti-Trump progressives: “Trump Derangement Syndrome.”)
Anxiety Disorder or Derangement Syndrome? It’s all in the words you use.
“Is he gonna blow us all up?”
So inquired one of Elisabeth LaMotte’s patients recently, fretting out loud about the volatility of U.S. President Donald Trump’s actions during a therapy session at her Washington practice.
It was a rhetorical question — one that predated Trump’s threats of a showdown with Iran this week. But if the question wasn’t meant in earnest, the politically induced anxiety LaMotte is hearing about from her clients certainly is, says the founder of the D.C. Counselling and Psychotherapy Center.
It’s not surprising that this is coming out of Washington D.C.
Though not an official diagnosis, the symptoms include feeling a loss of control and helplessness, and fretting about what’s happening in the country and spending excessive time on social media, she said.
Otherwise known as ordinary leftism.
Panning said intense consumption of media coverage of this presidency is making some people’s Trump-related anxiety worse.
“They say they’re wondering what’s next,” she said.
Maybe the media should stop driving the left even crazier?
According to the APA, a person’s political affiliation can affect their risk of anxiety. About 26 per cent of Republicans polled post-election considered “the political climate” to be a source of stress, compared to 72 per cent of Democrats who felt the same way.
And yet the stress if of their own making.