Psychologists have been studying Post-Traumatic Shock Syndrome now for decades. Suffers lose sleep and apetite. They self-medicate and often have flashbacks. They have trouble keeping marriages and jobs and their ailment is tough to treat.
The American Psychological Association has recently been receiving information from therapists across the country about a new variant of this dreaded syndrome. Patients almost always in their nmid-twenties are presenting these symptoms without a particular life trauma. Upon closer examination researchers are beginning to bring the pieces of the puzzle together.
Dr Cornelius T Cobb: "I asked myself what do all of these young adults have in common? Then it hit me. . . you begin to become aware of politics around 17. . . Most of my clients with these symptoms were about 24-25. What had happened to traumatize them over the last 7 years? There was only one possibility. b-u-s-h, they had only been politically aware durung the worst presidential terms in American history. No wonder these pitiable creatures suffer so. But how. . . how could I help them?!"