A new counselling service has started for sufferers of Brexit Anxiety Disorder (BAD) and Brexit Derangement Syndrome (BDS). An extensive study has been done on BAD which can be found here. Brexit Anxiety Disorder tends to effect a certain section of the middle class. As well as having the irrational thought of voting Lib Dem they have many other irrational thoughts concerning Brexit creating a state of anxiety.
For Britain’s pro-European middle classes, Brexit is akin to a psychological trauma which has left many unable to behave rationally, according to two leading experts. Far from being hyper-rational observers concerned only with what is economically sensible, many have morphed into the “Remainiacs” of Brexiteer disdain.
They are acting no differently to what psychologists would expect from those suffering from chronic anxiety caused by loss of control and insecurity, Dr. Philip Corr, professor of psychology and behavioral economics at the University of London, and Dr. Simon Stuart, a clinical psychologist, told POLITICO.
In such circumstances, Corr and Stuart said, patients can become prone to anger, despair and rumination, while slipping into polarized “in” and “out” groups, seeking solace in the demonization of the “other,” whom they blame for the current state of affairs.
Brexit Anxiety Disorder causes its sufferers to become what they think they dispise, ill informed and stupid.
In the case of Brexit, instead of assuming that the Leave camp appraised the situation equally well as the Remain camp, and with equally honorable motives, he said, “the goal-conflict and cognitive dissonance has been resolved by assuming that the Leave camp are — typically speaking but always with exception — stupid, ill-informed and ill-intended. The underlying notion seems to be that they should have listened to ‘their betters’ — rather like naughty school children, if only they had ‘paid more attention in class.’”
Corr says the fact that many working-class people have been subject to this attitude for much of their lives “made the kick up the backside of ‘their betters’ all the more enjoyable.”
Yes it did!
Brexit Anxiety Disorder leads to Brexit Derangement Syndrome. There hasn’t been so much study of Brexit Derangement Syndrome but as it’s name suggests, it’s sufferers are deranged. At first glance, BDS looks like an extension of Project Fear, designed to terrorify the population and bring about a third referendum and usurp democracy by self interested people who are angry at not getting their own way for once. But there is clearly more to it.
Brexit Derangemnt Syndrome sufferers come out with pridictions of doom, claiming that no food will be in the shops, crops will fail, epidemics of fatal diseases shall become the norm, medicines will be in short supply, we’ll no longer be able to go on holiday, fuel will be in short supply and many other outragous claims. Ridiculous pridictions of doom are the symptoms of Brexit Derangement Syndrome which is caused by Brexit Anxiety Disorder. Due to the level of Cognitive Dissonance, sufferers believe they are being completely rational with their pridictions of doom and becuase of what psychologists call the Goal Conflict, anyone who refutes their pridictions is stupid, ill informed, racist, xenophobic and was to stupid to have been allowed to vote, whatever way they voted.
With further study there are indications that many of the most deluded sufferers of Brexit Anxiety Disorder or Brexit Derangement Syndrome have developed what appears to be a form of Stockholm Syndrome.
As a matter of fact, some showed symptoms of Stockholm Syndrome the day after the referendum. Hence they painted their faces blue and sang songs of love to their oppressors.
Stockholm Syndrome appears when an abused victim, develops a kind of respect and empathy towards their abuser. It was named after a bank robbery in Stockholm when a group of bank employees were held hostage and developed a strong sense of empathy towards their captors. When this traumatic event was over, they even defended their captors by not wanting to say anything that might endanger their captors freedom. This usually happens because the victim sees the smallest act of decent behaviour at an extracted event which makes them see their captors as essentially good. This way they leave aside all negative behavioral distinctions of their captors and focus on the positive ones. This syndrome is also called Victim Brainwashing.
Due to brain washing, sufferers stand up for their oppressors based in Brussels.
But there is hope for sufferers of Brexit Anxiety Disorder and Brexit Derangement Syndrome due to a Counselling Service for sufferers being available in Saxmundham.
The provider of this service, who just so happens to be a friend of mine, has produced an advert on Facebook which can be seen below.
STRESSED FROM TRYING TO REVERSE THE RESULT OF THE REFERENDUM? UNABLE TO USURP DEMOCRACY?
OR JUST GOT THE BREXIT BLUES?
I offer face to face counselling. Based in the market town of Saxmundham,nestled in the heart of rural Suffolk, I am just 10 minutes by car from Snape Maltings and 20 minutes approx from the New Cut,Halesworth.
If you are arriving from London by train I can meet you at the railway station.
A phone number is provided.
He has actually had a response from Suffolk EU Alliance Chair Jules Ewart and she defended trying to usurp democracy with another referendum with this,
It’s not a re-run of the first one. The first one was ‘Shall we go to the beach?’. The second, having arrived there to find it pissing down, the car park under construction and all the shops and cafes shut, is ‘Fuck this, shall we bugger off back home and put the kettle on?’ You lot in sax must be resigned to windbreakers!
This lead to a response from me. I said this,
The first one was “Shall we go to the beach” and after 40 years of it pissing down, the second one was ‘Fuck this, shall we bugger off back home and put the kettle on?” So we decided to bugger off. What you want is a third one which is “It’s still raining but shall we continue to get drenched?”