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Trump Derangement Syndrome is reaching a whole new level as therapists around the country, and particularly in the nation's capital, are seeing a spike in patients suffering from what is otherwise known as “Trump Anxiety Disorder.”
“There is a fear of the world ending,” said D.C. Counseling and Psychotherapy Center founder, Elisabeth LaMotte. LaMotte described the “collective anxiety” over President Donald Trump's actions and decisions as “very disorienting and constantly unsettling.”
Her clients express their anxiety with questions like, “Is he gonna blow us all up?” LaMotte revealed.
Psychologist Jennifer Panning further described the symptoms of “Trump Anxiety Disorder” to include “feeling a loss of control and helplessness, and fretting about what's happening in the country and spending excessive time on social media.”
President Trump's Twitter has been a source of anxiety for many, as he rarely holds back when sending stern messages to other world leaders. His recent all-caps tweet warning Iran, for example, caused a stir.
To Iranian President Rouhani: NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE. WE ARE NO LONGER A COUNTRY THAT WILL STAND FOR YOUR DEMENTED WORDS OF VIOLENCE & DEATH. BE CAUTIOUS!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 23, 2018
LaMotte, however, also noted that she has treated some of the president's supporters, who are facing anxiety themselves because friends and family have alienated them over their support of President Trump.
Washington therapist Steven Stosny has even had a member of the administration drop by for a session.
“His daughter was starting to hate him,” he said. “It was very hard on his spouse, too. The wife couldn’t take it anymore. It’s tough when one spouse is at war with the children”