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PTSD: President Trump Stress Disorder? [VIDEO]

Written by Joe Scudder

Therapists say people are so anxious about politics that President Trump Stress Disorder is a real thing.

President Trump Stress Disorder is really an evasive name for the anxiety produced by losing a political battle that you were arrogant enough to assume you would win. That same arrogance led you to call the other side all sorts of unrealistic names (“Nazi”) which you came to believe. As a result you now are envisioning monsters running lose over what you thought was your world.

Liberals are going through a zombie apocalypse in their trapped imaginations.

The New York Daily News reports, “How to cope with President Trump Stress Disorder.

Worry over America’s future under Trump spans the country. It’s so pervasive that therapists say most of their clients have brought it up in session.

“I don’t think I have a patient that has never mentioned it. It’s remarkable,” said Sue Elias, a New York-based psychotherapist.

Elias described a patient raised in a dysfunctional, alcoholic household whose past traumas have been brought to the surface by Trump. Her worries and fears now interfere with her day-to-day functioning.

“This is so triggering for her, the feeling of every day, what is going to happen next,” Elias said. “It has interfered with her work and she is really struggling.”

An American Psychology Association study conducted after Trump was elected showed that 66% of adults, including Democrats and Republicans, said the future of the nation was causing them significant stress. Fifty-seven percent of adults identified the current political climate as a significant source of stress.

The APA reports that stress has, over the past 10 years, been trending downward among American adults. But stress levels spiked for the first time in January 2017, when Trump’s inauguration took place.

The advice they give on dealing with President Trump Stress Disorder is pretty good, especially Point #4:

4. Try to be understanding

It’s important for Trump haters to try to understand his appeal, therapists say.

“It’s important not to fall victim to the mistake of writing his supporters off as people who are ignorant,” said Joseph Pierre, a California-based psychologist. “Understand what the appeal of Trump is to understand what’s going on in our country to see how you might fit into changing things to see how you might want them to be changed.”

But, this advice is impossible to follow because, ceasing to view all their political opponents as monsters would shatter their entire belief system. Better to suffer stress than to be enlightened.

The story was actually reported before, but Trump’s refusal to bow to the liberal narrative on Charlottesville was the excuse for the recent version.

Read the rest of the New York Daily story.

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About the author

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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