Thursday 8 December 2016

Follow my five-point plan to see off 'Trumpit-Brexit Anxiety' and help next generation in process

Paul D'Alton

Published 25/11/2016 | 02:30

An employee displaying a rubber mask of US President-elect Donald Trump at the Ogawa Studios mask factory in Saitama, north of Tokyo Picture: AFP
An employee displaying a rubber mask of US President-elect Donald Trump at the Ogawa Studios mask factory in Saitama, north of Tokyo Picture: AFP

Over the last week several patients have said to me "the world is gone mad". They have talked about how upset they are in relation to the recent developments in the US as well as the dramatic Brexit decision in June. Even people in favour of both of these recent international developments admit to an unease about the stability of the world and concern about how this change will unfold in the months and years to come.

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There seems to be a large number of people, across the political and geographic landscape, suffering from a kind of 'Trumpit-Brexit Anxiety'.

The trigger to this 'Trumpit-Brexit Anxiety' seems to centre around loss. Loss of the familiar, loss of a sense of knowing the direction the world is headed in and for many a loss of trust in their own judgment. The question of "how could this be happening" has been on the minds of many over the last number of months.

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