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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Twitter head diagnosed with NPD--attacks Trump

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Evan Williams, the co-founder of Twitter, a social media site where on can express bile-like anger in 140 characters, has allegedly been diagnosed with Narcissistic Personality Disorder, my source Vinny tells me.

Williams has been walking the streets telling anyone who would listen that it was him who accidentally put Donald Trump into the White House, and that even Mr. Trump admits it.

In a recent interview with the New York Times Williams said that he learned that Trump credited Twitter for helping him get elected, and Vinny tells me that Williams believes everything President Trump says, most of the time, but felt that he would have been more comfortable with a woman whose illegal email server could have given away state secrets as president, than a guy with funny hair.

"It's a very bad thing, Twitter's role in that," he said. "If it's true that he wouldn't be president if it weren't for Twitter, then yeah, I'm sorry."

His psychiatrist, Vinny tells me, said that it was these words that led him to diagnose Williams with an "Axis II" personality disorder, in this case, NPD.

The White House hasn't responded to the Times for a comment because everyone knows if they did, it would be misconstrued to make Trump look bad. The only reaction came from Press Secretary Sean Spicer who simply said, "Yeah, sure. Whatever."

The 45-year-old narcissistic entrepreneur criticized the internet for rewarding extremes and called it "broken," a word often used by people who have difficulty expressing their views with any substance.

Williams also said that he was wrong for believing the world would be a better place if there was a platform for everyone to freely speak and exchange ideas and is calling for a total rewrite of the First Amendment in order to silence viewpoints that are, in his words, "broken."

In a commencement speech given at the U of N this month, Williams said, "some would say that's what we deserve for giving the power of tweets to Donald Trump."

Yes, and some would say that it was an even playing field in terms of tweet accessibility. Hillary lost--get over it, snowflake.

The prognosis for Axis II disorders is generally poor. Personality is what makes us who we are, and personality disorders like the one Williams was just diagnosed with (according to Vinny) is hard to treat. 

There are no medications that can cure a narcissistic person, but sometimes Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) can help them cope with some of the obnoxious behavior they manifest.

Certain medications may prove useful. Antidepressants in the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class, such as citalopram has sometimes proven useful.

Mood stabilizers such as lamotrigine can bring some relief as well.

In Williams' case, an antipsychotic might be the best way to go and I would hope he'd consider giving it a shot with risperidone. It takes the edge off the voices and puts a smile on your face.

Williams has the advantage of having the finances to deal with his psychiatric situation, something that Obamacare likely wouldn't have been able to do.

We wish him well.

And now I'm off to Twitter to tweet the link to this post.

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