It is official according to therapists across the U.S., though not an "official" term for the diagnoses, they refer to it as "Trump Anxiety Disorder," and the CBC report regarding the issue admits it is the same malady that Conservatives and Trump supporters call "Trump Derangement Syndrome."
Elisabeth LaMotte, founder of D.C. Counselling and Psychotherapy Center calls it "collective anxiety," says her patients have "a fear of the world ending."
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.
And it's maybe not surprising given the relentlessly negative headlines and politically divisive climate.
The symptoms include "a loss of control and helplessness, and fretting about what's happening in the country and spending excessive time on social media." Clinical psychologist Jennifer Panning of Evanston, Ill., coined the term "Trump Anxiety Disorder," and said the "intense consumption of media coverage of this presidency is making some people's Trump-related anxiety worse," according to the CBC report.
MEDIA HYSTERIA, DEMOCRATIC POLITICIANS AND SOCIAL MEDIA
In September 2017, Reuters reported that 67 percent of Americans "somewhat rely on social media platforms such as Facebook Inc, Twitter Inc and Snapchat for news."
For the first time in the Center’s surveys, the research also found that 55 percent of Americans adults over 50 were consuming news on social media sites, up from 45 percent in 2016.
“While a small increase overall, this growth is driven by more substantial increases among Americans who are older, less educated, and non-white,” the research said.
Those under 50 years of age remained more likely than their elders to get news from these sites - 78 percent said they consume news on social media platforms, unchanged from 2016.
One last statistic from that Reuters' report before showing how the mixture of the MSM, along with Democratic politicians and celebrities usage of social media, is quite literally driving liberals crazy, or to be more politically correct as the initial report stated, giving them "Trump Anxiety Disorder."
"Pew found that 74 percent of U.S. adults who use Twitter say they get news there, up from 59 percent of the site’s users in 2016.'
While I personally do not use SnapChat and very rarely spend more than the time it takes to share an article on Facebook, I have been observing the interactions on Twitter, watching the 90 percent negative and hostile coverage of President Trump by the establishment media, get shared tens of thousands of times, even "news" that has been retracted, deleted articles, and outright fake news.
Let me use a recent example. On a website called The Root, on July 27, they published an opinion piece that has since been removed, headlined "Evidence Shows Hackers Changed Votes in the 2016 Election But No One Will Admit It." The reason it was removed is shown in the "Editors Note" which is now all that is left of that article except for the headline, which just as the word [Updated] at the end.
Editor’s Note: This story was an opinion piece asserting there was evidence that hackers changed votes in the 2016 election. However, a number of statements in the piece are disputed by experts. As a result, we have pulled it down for editorial review, and will update it once that review is completed.
When that piece is shared, because it is still an active link, minus the entire article other than the Editors Note, it still shows the original headline, and The Root's initial tweet sharing the article has not been removed, which claimed "U.S officials don’t specifically deny that Russian operatives altered votes, they say that there is no conclusive evidence to support it. That is simply not true."
Now The Root's initial share only garnered 80 retweets, so one would think the fake news was not spread too extensively, except, others started sharing it on their own accounts, such as Seth Abramson, who is listed as a "Legal and political analysis @CNN, @BBC, @CBS, @VanityFair" in his bio. Mr. Abramson shared the article, which again has been retracted, with his 519K followers, with a message attached stating, "There is COMPELLING circumstantial evidence suggesting votes were changed by Russian hackers and Trump may not have been elected president. The type of evidence discussed here is the same type of probative evidence used in EVERY criminal case. A MUST-READ."
His tweet was shared by over 6,000 people, and liked over 8,000 times.... on an article that no longer exists because it was taken down.
Multiple comments in his thread attempt to note the article is gone because it was fake news, others are screaming, and this is a direct quote by a user, "Yep!! But then what?? @HillaryClinton is the REAL PRESIDENT."
Other users with hundreds of thousands of followers also separately shared the same article, garnering tens of thousand more shares and people are still sharing it, despite the fact that there is no article anymore, because they just read the headline. The former chair of the DNC, Donna Brazile, also shared that same article.
That is just one recent example of how the MSM, along with Democratic politicians, are using social media to incite and inflame liberals, using bogus news to misinform their followers, creating conditions where liberals are freaking out, which in turn stresses them out, and voila, "Trump Anxiety Syndrome," aka Trump Derangement Syndrome, spreads.
While that might be the most recent example of fake news now being touted by liberals as gospel, other types of news have gone viral on social media that aren't "fake" per se, but are "the sky is falling" predictions by Democrats, liberals and Democratic politicians, such as Larry Sommers predicting "10,000 people will die annually from GOP tax bill," or when House minority leader Nancy Pelosi denounced the GOP tax reform as "armageddon."
The examples go on and on and on, but long story short, Media Research Center, has documented hysterical amounts of television media coverage of president Trump throughout 2017, and into 2018, and that coverage has consistently been 90 percent hostile and/or negative. Those same outlets take to social media to share that hostile and/or negative coverage, which in turn gets shared by other liberals all across social media platforms.
This explains the following numbers reported in the original CBC report about "Trump Anxiety Syndrome," aka Trump Derangement Syndrome:
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.
The examples detailed regarding the 26 percent of Republicans, show that Trump supporters face hostile liberal leaning family members, or they are "scared of getting pounced on by somebody who doesn't like me because of Trump, just online."
Gale said she once got so drawn into the "vitriol" from liberal critics online that she had an anxiety attack.
Especially "disheartening" to Gale was being labelled a "racist" and "fascist" for supporting the president's policies.
Therapists around the country told CBC they're seeing politically tinged anger and anxiety from patients no matter their political affiliation.
In Columbus, Miss., John Hawkins's LGBTQ clients have opened up about their worries "that their marriages might be voided," while Trump supporters in his sessions worry that liberals are trying to thwart a president who is "doing the best he can."
Democratic politicians, along with the media talking heads, with consistent hostility and vitriol replacing any attempt to report "news," constantly claim that President Trump is divisive, but the mental health experts quoted, see the media, the excessive social media usage, the constant flow of deliberately "bad" news, as the reason that America is becoming such a stressed nation.
Trump Derangement Syndrome is real and it isn't the president causing it, those suffering from "Trump Anxiety Syndrome" can thank the media for their mental state.
They should perhaps shut down their social media for a while, go outside, interact with people not from a keyboard, but in person, and quit taking everything CNN, NBC, the NYT and Wapo tells them as gospel.
Conservatives made it through eight years of Barack Obama and so did the nation itself, and liberals can rest assured the world will not end because Donald Trump is their president.
There are some legitimate issues out there that could lead to catastrophe, or maybe not, but those issues predated President Trump and will no doubt still exists after his term, or terms, end.
Generally we don't use cartoon videos, but this Dr. Phil TDS video from June 28 by "Semi- Respectable Cartoons," is so spot on that almost every comment made by the "TDS" woman, is something I see every single day on Twitter by real liberals with TDS.
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