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.
The alleged disorder supposedly affects both Trump supporters and non-supporters, and is related to some of his policies and tweets, according to reports.
The supposed stress and collective anxiety is referred to as “Trump Anxiety Disorder,” however, there is no official diagnosis.
Washington, D.C., therapist Elisabeth LaMotte tells CBS News that the signs of the disorder have been increasing since the 2016 election.
She claims the symptoms mimic those seen in patients who were raised by a parent with a personality disorder. Those patients typically show behaviors such as “grandiosity, excessive attention-seeking and severe lack of empathy.”
According to published reports by clinical psychologist Jennifer Panning of Illinois, the disorder causes patients to feel “a loss of control and helplessness, and fretting about what’s happening in the country.”
Those supposedly afflicted by the disorder are also spending too much time on social media, the report said.