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Mass Delusional Psychosis: How The Pandemic Weaponized Fear with Dr. Mark McDonald – Ask Dr. Drew

President Biden has declared "the pandemic is over" but millions still cling to overwhelming anxieties surrounding COVID-19. Dr. Mark McDonald asks: Why are so many people addicted to fear, and how can they recover from the mass delusional psychosis that has seized control of their lives?

Episode Details

Dr. Mark McDonald is board-certified in both child & adolescent and adult psychiatry, with extensive additional training in adult psychoanalysis. He specializes in the evaluation and treatment of young people with mental illness, but his practice also serves adults, couples, and families. Over the past decade of post-graduate training, he has supervised and taught medical students, residents, and fellows in multiple disciplines of medicine, psychiatry, and therapy.

He is the author of the bestselling book “United States Of Fear” and the new book “Freedom From Fear: A 12 Step Guide to Personal and National Recovery” available at

Read his posts at

Ask Dr. Drew is produced by
Kaleb Nation and Susan Pinsky


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Mass Delusional Psychosis: How The Pandemic Weaponized Fear with Dr. Mark McDonald – Ask Dr. Drew


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