WASHINGTON – Feeling panicky about the future, reaching for the Xanax a little more often, or nursing those gin and tonics more quickly than you used to? You may be suffering from an emerging emotional condition psychologists are calling "Trump Anxiety."
Psychologists, massage therapists and other medical professionals say they are treating patients panicked by the prospect of a Trump presidency, according to The Washington Post.
“He has stirred people up,” said psychologist Alison Howard, who practices in Washington, D.C. “We’ve been told our whole lives not to say bad things about people, to not be bullies, to not ostracize people based on their skin color.
“We have these social mores and he breaks all of them and he’s successful. And people are wondering how he gets away with it.”
Google reports "How do I move to Canada?" searches up 350 percent after Trump's multiple victories Super Tuesday. A Washington Post/ABC News poll found that 69 percent of everyday Americans are concerned about a possible “President Trump," with 51 percent “very anxious."
Evidently conservatives dealt differently with the presidency of Barack Obama, and sought relief from sources other than professional therapy. No similar "Obama Anxiety" has been diagnosed.
The only “Trump Anxiety” I have, is that he might, somehow, actually LOSE.
Trump’s campaign mirrors presidential campaigns AS THY WERE, in 19 1800s. In those years, DUELS were fought over less issues than these.
With the Trump campaign we have returned to the days of hard, red-blooded, raw meat debates, and strong opinions.
THIS IS GREAT STUFF!
How ridiculous. Many of us have been suffering from extreme anxiety after 8 years of Obama, and are “very anxious” about a Hillary Clinton presidency.
There are, at least, a couple who comment here on this blog that could use some of this therapy.
Oh, and those of you who want to move to Canada – I will help you pack!