The 2016 election results sent shockwaves of fear across the United States. Donald Trump’s campaign mainstreamed white supremacy, xenophobia and misogyny, leaving millions of Americans uneasy about the future.
After Trump called for a ban on Muslims from entering the United States, hate crimes against Muslims went up 78 percent. Fears of being targeted based on race, religion, immigration status, or sexual orientation have skyrocketed since Mr. Trump defeated Hillary Clinton to become the 45th U.S. president.
Now with the repeal of Barrack Obama’s signature healthcare law, The Affordable Care Act (ACA), all but a foregone conclusion, a record number of Americans are saying goodbye to big pharma and turning to experimental drugs to combat their fears and anxieties.
Dr. William Carlson, top research analyst at the National Institute of Health & Wellness, said he has seen a dramatic spike in Trump-related anxiety among patients, a phenomena he calls “Trump trepidation.”
“Americans are fearful of the future,” said Dr. Carlson. “They are worried about everything from the possibility of nuclear war to losing their civil rights. As a nation we are treading into uncharted waters with a man they feel does not have the temperament to be commander-in-chief.”
While Dr. Carlson understands the fears Americans are facing, he strongly warns against the use of unregulated psychiatric drugs or treatments. “It’s impossible to predict the long-term effects of popular anti-depressant drugs readily available on the dark market.”
A Wisconsin man, who goes by the pseudonym TheCure, said he keeps a stockpile of the experimental drug ketamike for personal use, though he shares the drug with trusted friends and family. “The pharmaceutical companies have nothing to offer except unnecessary side effects and outrageous prices,” he said. Ketamike has been found to rapidly relieve symptoms of depression in as little as 80 minutes in patients who haven’t responded to other treatments.
Freshman Senator Bradley Kennedy (R-UT), says this is another classic case of manufactured hysteria created by the media. “To blame President Trump for the healthcare failures of the Obama Administration is unconscionable,” said Kennedy, “but is par for the course these days in the mainstream media. Luckily, Americans are seeing right through it. Unfortunately opiate addiction is at epidemic levels. We are calling for all Americans to help bring awareness through the hashtag #takethecure.”