Read this earlier today, and thought about it, then, decided to write about it briefly, as this post says it all for me. PERSONALITY DISORDERED SOCIETY.
“CBC News actually calls the malady “Trump Anxiety Disorder.”
In a 2017 essay for a book co-edited by psychiatrists from Harvard Medical School and the Yale School of Medicine, clinical psychologist Jennifer Panning of Evanston, Ill., called the condition “Trump Anxiety Disorder,” distinguishing it from a generalized anxiety disorder because “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, she said.
Man, who the hell are these people, and by people, I mean the therapists as much as the patients. And now an addendum for DSM 5, eh?!?!
Folks, this is personality disordered shit at level 10, level 5 was the “me generation” shit of the 1980s, stirred on by Reagan and his allegedly wonderful management of our economy.
Incredible the shit that is shoveled here, then there, then back, then finally, dumped on the folks like you and me who just want to avoid it all…
Oh, taking time off as finished my last assignment, FINALLY, and boy, is community mental health not only getting old, but just dying.
Have a wonderful rest of the summer, not sure when I will be posting next, for those who come here for new stuff, I’ll try to entertain and educate, but, I am running out of stuff to say that is relevant to psychiatry at all.
Be safe, be well, be wise, and be wary!!!