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Psychiatrist says no evidence of Trump ‘anxiety disorder,’ calls it ‘partisan pop psychology’

A Florida psychiatrist says there's no evidence of a President Donald Trump anxiety disorder. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Image)s

A Florida psychiatrist has dismissed the notion of Trump "anxiety disorder," calling it "partisan pop psychology."

Wait, what is Trump 'anxiety disorder,' anyway?

According to Canada's CBC News, the so-called anxiety disorder affects both those against Trump as well as those who support the president.

The report adds that the anxiety is related to Trump's policies and tweets.

“There is a fear of the world ending,” Elisabeth LaMotte, a Washington, D.C., therapist told the outlet. “It’s very disorienting and constantly unsettling.”

Though there is no official diagnosis called "Trump Anxiety Disorder," LaMotte says that the supposed disorder's sign have been on the rise since the 2016 presidential election, and those afflicted with said purported syndrome exhibit symptoms consistent with being raised by a parent with a personality disorder.

According to LaMotte, such patients can often exhibit behaviors such as “grandiosity, excessive attention-seeking, and severe lack of empathy.”

“Whether it’s conscious or not, I think we look to the president of the United States as a psychological parent,” LaMotte explains.

Trump "anxiety" is apparently nothing new. In 2017, Psychology Today published an article by Steven Stosny, Ph.D., who provided tips on how to cope with Trump-related anxiety.

Many of Stosny's suggestions are consistent with managing typical generalized anxiety disorder.

You can read his methods here, if you're so inclined — or simply for a laugh.

So wait, what did the Florida psychiatrist say about this?

Dr. Daniel Bober appeared on Monday's "Fox & Friends" where he called the manifestation of Trump anxiety disorder "sort of a partisan pop psychology."

Bober added that he has also not personally seen much evidence of this disorder in patients in the Fort Lauderdale, Florida, area — which Fox News points out is a "Democratic stronghold in the state."

"Politics is about perception," Bober explained. "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," Bober added.

Bober also noted that he believes that people who follow politics are also more likely to feel anxious when someone they do not support holds the office of U.S. president — in this case, Trump himself.

"I think that's true on both sides, whether you're Democrat or Republican," Bober explained. "If you don't have an administration that aligns with your values and your viewpoint, it tends to make you anxious."

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