Following President Donald Trump’s election into office almost exactly two years ago, countless liberals signed up for counseling and therapy to deal with their full-blown Trump Derangement Syndrome.
Nothing shocking about that, right? Everybody knows how crushed liberals felt after Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton lost the election. They were practically apoplectic.
What is stunning is that liberals are reportedly still seeing therapists on a regular basis for their yet-unresolved TDS. Their condition has become so severe, in fact, that psychologists have assigned it its own unofficial name: Trump Anxiety Disorder.
Speaking with the CBC over the weekend, D.C.-based psychologist named Elisabeth LaMotte described the “collective anxiety” among her liberal patients, who for some reason have “a fear of the world ending.” Her patients presumably watch a lot of conspiracy TV MSNBC.
Connie Sherman, a liberal from San Diego, described to the CBC the poor sleep she suffered when special counsel Robert Mueller announced his indictments against 13 Russian operatives in February.
“WhenRobert Mueller’s indictments news dropped, I wound up staying up in the middle of the night when I should have been sleeping, just thinking about it, just worried for our country,” she said.
That’s an odd response to the announcement, given as Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein made it clear the Russians’ alleged efforts to affect the outcome of the 2016 presidential election were unsuccessful.
What’s not strange is Sherman’s brand of derangement. It was clinical psychologist Jennifer Panning of Evanston, Ill., who first recognized this condition — what she called “Trump Anxietey Disorder” — in an essay she penned last year.
The CBC notes that she distinguished it from general anxiety disorder because its “symptoms were specific to the election of Trump and the resultant unpredictable sociopolitical climate.”
“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.”
It’s not hard to see why some such as the USA Association have chosen to mock this disorder:
What may surprise some is that the disorder can also apply to Trump supporters, albeit for different reasons. Whereas leftists suffer from TAD because of the lies fed to them by the media, some Trump supporters suffer from it because of the risks their support poses to their health.
“Now I’m scared of getting pounced on by somebody who doesn’t like me because of Trump, just online,” Jaime Gale, a Trump supporter from Ohio, said.
It’s fair to argue though that her anxiety is based on reality. There is a proven history of left-wing agitators and thugs harassing, bullying and assaulting Trump supporters.
If anything, it sounds like Trump supporters’ alleged Trump Anxiety Disorder is just a natural reaction to the erratic and sometimes psychotic behavior of TAD-affected leftists like the grown man who assaulted a teenager earlier this month for wearing a MAGA hat.
Suffice it to say, if you really think about it, Trump supporters aren’t the crazy ones. The crazy ones are, well, the people who think the world’s about to end!
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