The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President by Bandy X. Lee

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The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President Read Online Free - The consensus view of two dozen psychiatrists and psychologists that Trump is dangerously mentally ill and that he presents a clear and present danger to the nation and our own mental health.

This is not normal.

Since the start of Donald Trump's presidential run, one question has quietly but urgently permeated the observations of concerned citizens: What is wrong with him? Constrained by the American Psychiatric Association's "Goldwater rule," which inhibits mental health professionals from diagnosing public figures they have not personally examined, many of those qualified to answer this question have shied away from discussing the issue at all. The public has thus been left to wonder whether he is mad, bad, or both.

In The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump, twenty-seven psychiatrists, psychologists, and other mental health experts argue that, in Mr. Trump's case, their moral and civic "duty to warn" America supersedes professional neutrality. They then explore Trump's symptoms and potentially relevant diagnoses to find a complex, if also dangerously mad, man.

Philip Zimbardo and Rosemary Sword, for instance, explain Trump's impulsivity in terms of "unbridled and extreme present hedonism." Craig Malkin writes on pathological narcissism and politics as a lethal mix. Gail Sheehy, on a lack of trust that exceeds paranoia. Lance Dodes, on sociopathy. Robert Jay Lifton, on the "malignant normality" that can set in everyday life if psychiatrists do not speak up.

His madness is catching, too. From the trauma people have experienced under the Trump administration to the cult-like characteristics of his followers, he has created unprecedented mental health consequences across our nation and beyond.

It's not all in our heads. It's in his.

Title : The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President
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ISBN : 1250179459
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 360 pages


☘Misericordia☘ rated it ★☆☆☆☆

November 14, 2017

Basically, the mental health experts, coincidentally, the same ones that have gotten the American public to be the most overmedicated one on Earth, decided they can perform diagnostics without even talking to the guy. Wow! I definitely wouldn't want to undergo the tender mercies of such doctors....

Betsy rated it ★★★★★

January 17, 2018

{See 1/17/18 addendum at end of review} 10/9/17--revised review after finishing this amazing book: I've been waiting for this book—the words of highly trained mental health professionals who are brave enough to risk backlash from their own associations by putting the safety of all people ahead of t...

Jaidee rated it ★★★☆☆

November 22, 2017

3.5 "interesting but repetitive" stars !! A group of psychiatrists and other mental health experts chime in on the psychopathology and mental status of President Trump. There is a lot of discussion on the Goldwater rule which you can read briefly about here:

Bill rated it ★★☆☆☆

January 24, 2018

Since Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury has become all the rage, people are talking more and more about psychiatrist Bandy X. Lee, the Yale professor who recently briefed members of Congress on Donald Trump’s unfitness to be president. This book, published last October, is the product of the conferen...

Trish rated it ★★☆☆☆

November 10, 2017

The idea was just to see what the psychiatrists had done with the concept of viewing DJT from afar and telling us what they could see. I was skeptical, truthfully, and happen to agree with the Goldwater Rule: that mental health professionals should not make statements about the mental health of p...

Paquita Maria rated it ★★★★☆

October 13, 2017


Cynthia rated it ★★★★★

October 11, 2017

I am more than half way through this book...riveting! I take a beard, and then I stop and say..'well, I get the idea, time to switch over to another book'...but then I go back. I feel vindicated reading this, fascinated by the thoroughness, and impressed by credentials of the authors. I'm not a p...

Shaun rated it ★★★★★

February 04, 2018

If you are troubled by the phenomena that is Donald Trump...YOU MUST READ THIS BOOK. In a nut shell, Bandy Lee has put together a compilation of pieces written, for the most part, by her colleagues, namely experts in psychiatric medicine, who offer their professional opinions about a man that has...

Scriptor Ignotus rated it ★★★★☆

October 13, 2017

Is Donald Trump crazy like a fox, or is he crazy like a crazy person? Do we let him off the hook by calling him crazy at all, thereby attributing his moral imbecility to some impersonal “illness” rather than to his malignant personality? What exactly is wrong with the man, and what does it say ab...

Deborahanndilley rated it ★★★★★

October 16, 2017

I didn't expect to go through this book as quickly as I did. I expected to find some Trump bashing, but I didn't really get that from this book. This book was profound in the way in which the authors took care in not going to extremes, not trying to bring on hysterics, but very rationally approac...

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