The Resource United States of fear : how America fell victim to a mass delusional psychosis, Mark McDonald, M.D

United States of fear : how America fell victim to a mass delusional psychosis, Mark McDonald, M.D

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United States of fear : how America fell victim to a mass delusional psychosis
Title
United States of fear
Title remainder
how America fell victim to a mass delusional psychosis
Statement of responsibility
Mark McDonald, M.D
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Language
eng
Summary
"Psychiatrist Mark McDonald diagnoses our country as suffering from a mass delusional psychosis, driven by a pandemic of fear in response to COVID-19. As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded, LA-based psychiatrist Mark McDonald grew increasingly concerned by the negative mental health effects he witnessed among his patients--and Americans nationwide. These negative effects--stress, anxiety, depression, addiction, domestic violence, suicidal ideation--were all directly traceable to the climate of fear being stoked by public health authorities and irresponsibly amplified by national media. These fears in turn drove a hysterical overreaction from government in the form of draconian lockdowns and mask and vaccine mandates of questionable value. But the fear did not abate and quickly took on a life of its own, becoming an unstoppable force in all our lives. At last McDonald began to speak out, explaining that America is actually suffering from two pandemics: a viral one and a psychological one, a "pandemic of fear" that is in many ways more dangerous and damaging than the virus itself. Rooted in the natural anxieties of women on behalf of their children and families, inflamed and amplified by sensationalistic media, and driven over the top by hamfisted authoritarian measures from those in power, McDonald diagnoses the country at large as suffering from a mass delusional psychosis. This is not a metaphor. The malady itself is very real. Whether we can regain our collective sanity as a society remains to be seen."-- Back cover
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WC4
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McDonald, Mark
Index
no index present
LC call number
RA644.C67
LC item number
M398 2021
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • COVID-19 (Disease)
  • COVID-19 (Disease)
  • COVID-19 (Disease)
  • COVID-19 (Disease)
  • United States
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United States of fear : how America fell victim to a mass delusional psychosis, Mark McDonald, M.D
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 105-134)
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Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
134 pages
Isbn
9781637583197
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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  • (OCoLC)1289324258
  • 2032063
  • (OCoLC)on1289324258
Label
United States of fear : how America fell victim to a mass delusional psychosis, Mark McDonald, M.D
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 105-134)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
134 pages
Isbn
9781637583197
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1289324258
  • 2032063
  • (OCoLC)on1289324258

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