talkin' 'bout Our Generation

talkin' 'bout Our Generation


08. talkin’ ‘bout Our Generation Episode 008. COPING WITH COVID & "TRUMP ANXIETY DISORDER"

December 17, 2020

Under Trump’s rule many of us have been traumatized, experiencing signs of chronic stress, depression, anxiety.  We tried everything we could to block him out, lead a normal life, but like a bully he kept coming back at us. And even now that he has been officially defeated, the anxiety continues.


Back at the beginning of Trump's presidency, Dr. Jennifer Contarino Panning, a psychologist from Illinois, not only recognized what was happening, she coined a name for it, T.A.D. or "Trump Anxiety Disorder."


As a contributor to the bestselling book, “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President,” Dr. Panning’s chapter, titled "Trump Anxiety Disorder," describes the symptoms so many of us have suffered.


On top of T.A.D., we’ve had to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.  For many of us baby boomers --  more susceptible than most -- it has been a traumatic experience.


In this episode, we lay back on the therapist's couch and discuss how to cope with the double whammy of COVID-19 and the continuing case of "Trump Anxiety Disorder" with the Psychologist who first diagnosed it -- Dr. Jennifer Contarino Panning.