Jennifer Panning, a psychologist from Evanston, Illinois, calls it “Trump Anxiety Disorder.”
So if you have a case of Orange man bad, seek help.
Panning in a chapter on “Trump Anxiety Disorder” – in a collection by mental health experts called “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump,” – wrote that the disorder is marked by such symptoms as “increased worry, obsessive thought patterns, muscle tension and obsessive preoccupation with the news.”
The market research firm Galileo also found that in the first 100 days after Donald Trump’s election, 40 percent of people said they “can no longer have open and honest conversations with some friends or family members.”
Around a quarter that was surveyed said their political views have done damage to their personal relationships.
Therapists say their sessions usually deal with familiar themes: relationships, self-esteem, everyday coping. Current events don’t usually invade. But now numerous counselors said President Trump is a constant topic on the psychologist’s couch.
According to Politico:
Empirical data bolster the anecdotal reports from practitioners. The American Psychiatric Association in a May survey found that 39 percent of people said their anxiety level had risen over the previous year—and 56 percent were either “extremely anxious” or “somewhat anxious about “the impact of politics on daily life.” A 2017 study found two-thirds of Americans’ see the nation’s future as a “very or somewhat significant source of stress.”
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