FL Psychiatrist: No Evidence of 'Trump Anxiety Disorder' on Large Scale
A psychiatrist said that although people may be unhappy with President Trump and his decisions, there's no solid evidence to back up the anxiety "disorder" bearing his name.
"It's sort of partisan pop psychology," Dr. Daniel Bober said of "Trump Anxiety Disorder" on "Fox & Friends."
A report from CBC News in Canada said that since Trump took office, mental health professionals in the U.S. have seen an increase in patients whose stress has come from politics, and thus the term "Trump Anxiety Disorder" was coined.
Bober said that he hasn't seen much evidence of patients with the "disorder" in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, a Democratic stronghold in the state.
Bober told Steve Doocy that fear of the president's actions may stem from one's original perspective.
"Politics is about perception," Bober said. "It's about the world and the lens through which you see it."
"If you're someone who is sort of left-leaning, you might find anxiety in [Trump's] words and if you're someone who leans toward the right, you might find comfort in tough talk."
A prevalent "symptom" of "Trump Anxiety Disorder" is feeling as though the world is going to end, some psychiatrists report.
Bober added that he believes people who are heavily invested in politics are more likely to feel anxiety when someone who they're unhappy with is in office.
"I think that's true on both sides, whether you're Democrat or Republican. If you don't have an administration that aligns with your values and your viewpoint, it tends to make you anxious," he said.
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