PTSD for Everybody! By Chris Knight

     Talk about snowflakes! In the US, and maybe here soon, everybody from the Left seems to be suffering psycho-damage from the rough and tough world of politics:
  https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2018/10/24/quarter-college-students-could-develop-ptsd-because-election-new-study-suggests/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.728c14908248 
  https://tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/07448481.2018.1515763?needAccess=true

“With a team of researchers, she surveyed 769 introductory psychology students at Arizona State University in January and February 2017, asking about their satisfaction with the 2016 election, whether they were upset about the outcome and whether the results of the race had affected their close relationships. The results were published Monday in an article, “Event-related clinical distress in college students: Responses to the 2016 U.S. Presidential election,” in the Journal of American College Health, a bimonthly, peer-reviewed public health journal. The article finds that 25 percent of students had “clinically significant event-related distress,” which it argues can predict future distress as well as diagnoses of PTSD, commonly associated with veterans and defined by the Mayo Clinic as “a mental health condition that’s triggered by a terrifying event — either experiencing it or witnessing it.” The research speaks to the personal toll of partisan battles, and it offers insight into the perspective of young Americans coming to political consciousness in the era of President Trump.”

     On this, I hope that these precious snowflakes begin to feel the heat from the winds of history, which are set to melt them on the run.

 

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