Trump affects American mental health, according to the latest statistics.
The facts are simple.
More Americans are seeking professional counselling due to the state of the country’s political scene.
The American magazine Politico says this in a story with the headline.
Trump May Not Be Crazy, But the Rest of Us Are Getting There Fast
And it continues with this subheading:
Psychologists’ couches are filling up as Americans seek relief from Trump Anxiety Disorder
The story continues:
“CNN before lovemaking is not his idea of a turn-on.
“But she can hardly turn it off—engrossed as she is in the latest unnerving gyrations of Washington.
“Who else to blame but Donald Trump?
“A president who excites hot feelings in many quarters has cooled them considerably in the bedroom of a Philadelphia couple, who sought counseling in part because the agitated state of American politics was causing strain in their marriage.”
Trump Affects American Mental Health
And they aren’t the only ones, the magazine says.
“… numerous counselors said Trump and his convulsive effect on America’s national conversation are giving politics a prominence on the psychologist’s couch not seen since the months after 9/11—another moment in which events were frightening in a way that had widespread emotional consequences.
“Empirical data bolster the anecdotal reports from practitioners. The American Psychiatric Association in a May survey found that 39 percent of people said their anxiety level had risen over the previous year—and 56 percent were either “extremely anxious” or “somewhat anxious about “the impact of politics on daily life.”
“A 2017 study found two-thirds of Americans’ see the nation’s future as a “very or somewhat significant source of stress.”
Jennifer Panning is a psychologist from Evanston, Illinois.
She calls the phenomenon “Trump Anxiety Disorder.”
She wrote a chapter on it in a collection of articles about Donald Trump’s mental health.
All articles were written by American mental health experts.
It was called, The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump.
As well many Americans feel that Trump is well on his way to destroying the United States.