Today is the day half of Americans have been anticipating and the day half of Americans have been dreading. Today is inauguration day. The day President-Elect Donald Trump becomes President Trump.
Not since the days of Richard Nixon, has their been a President so unpopular with the American People, yet the difference is, the other half think he’s their saviour. As a collective one, the American people are completely unbalanced. It’s like they have Dissociative Identity Disorder (Multiple Personality Disorder).
The definition of Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) is a severe condition in which two or more distinct identities, or personality states, are present in—and alternately take control of—an individual. The person also experiences memory loss that is too extensive to be explained by ordinary forgetfulness.
Check on the first one. Memory loss? How about not learning from history? We have seen rhetoric like this from leaders before in the history of the world but it seems half the people have forgotten. Also, it seems like half the Americans like to forget all the negatives about the incoming President and hark to a past that cannot exist anymore.
Also, DID reflects a failure to integrate various aspects of identity, memory and consciousness in a single multidimensional self. Usually, a primary identity carries the individual’s given name and is passive, dependent, guilty and depressed. When in control, each personality state, or alter, may be experienced as if it has a distinct history, self-image and identity. The alters’ characteristics—including name, reported age and gender, vocabulary, general knowledge, and predominant mood—contrast with those of the primary identity. Certain circumstances or stressors can cause a particular alter to emerge. The various identities may deny knowledge of one another, be critical of one another or appear to be in open conflict.
Ummmmmmmm…….does this sound like the citizens of the United States of America right now? That would be a resounding yes. In fact, it’s downright scary reading and typing this at this very moment. I’m a little blown away.
Want one more symptom? How about Self-destructive and/or aggressive behaviour taking place? CHECK!
Is there a treatment for this? Yup!
The primary treatment for DID is long-term psychotherapy with the goal of deconstructing the different personalities and uniting them into one. Other treatments include cognitive and creative therapies. Although there are no medications that specifically treat this disorder, antidepressants, anti-anxiety drugs or tranquilizers may be prescribed to help control the mental health symptoms associated with it.
The above treatment is not a quick fix. It will take a ton of work and a lot of time. You will need both sides to join in the healing, but until then, the country will be split in two. And that’s why the American People are The Unbalanced Being’s of the Day.