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

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

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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
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Mark McDonald, M.D
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Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
Midwest
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McDonald, Mark
Dewey number
362.1962/414
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • COVID-19 (Disease)
  • COVID-19 (Disease)
  • Electronic books
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adult
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United States of fear : how America fell victim to a mass delusional psychosis, Mark McDonald, M.D, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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MWT14985597
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781637583203
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
Publisher number
MWT14985597
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remote
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14985597
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
United States of fear : how America fell victim to a mass delusional psychosis, Mark McDonald, M.D, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT14985597
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781637583203
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT14985597
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
14985597
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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