• Title: The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President
  • Author: Bandy X. Lee Craig Malkin
  • ISBN: 9781250179456
  • Page: 417
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President The New York Times bestseller More than two dozen psychiatrists and psychologists offer their consensus view that Trump s mental state presents a clear and present danger to our nation and individual
    The New York Times bestseller More than two dozen psychiatrists and psychologists offer their consensus view that Trump s mental state presents a clear and present danger to our nation and individual well being.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 WhatThe New York Times bestseller More than two dozen psychiatrists and psychologists offer their consensus view that Trump s mental state presents a clear and present danger to our nation and individual well being.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 There will not be a book published this fall urgent, important, or controversial than The Dangerous Case of Donald Trumpofound, illuminating and discomforting Bill Moyers

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    1. 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. Basically, they took some D.Tump's quotes and went on to overanalyse these at length, spewing lots of stuff on their personal worldviews all the way. Unethical as hell as well. Why do the doctors believe [...]

    2. See 1/17/18 addendum at end of review10/9/17--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 their rules to say nothing about individuals they have not treated. In a meticulously written foreword, one of the authors makes the case that "duty to warn" people whose well-being is in danger trumps [...]

    3. 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:enpedia/wiki/Goldwat This is where experts do some diagnosing of public figures from afar and the dangers and unethicalness of doing so. These experts speak about the dangerousness of Mr. Trump and I feel that much of what they talk about is [...]

    4. 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 conference she chaired on the same subject.The Dangerous Case is an excellent example of when to heed Sir Francis Bacon’s advice: this is not a book to be “chewed and digested thoroughly,” nor a book t [...]

    5. 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 people they have not examined. But an introductory essay by Robert Jay Lifton was so smart, measured, and upfront about how their work could be considered political that I thought I’d read a little more [...]

    6. I am more than half way through this bookriveting! 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 professional, but have studied psychology ever since I majored in that subject and fell in love with it. My daughter majored in it as well, and is a mental health worker. Mental health was a big topic in my world [...]

    7. If you are troubled by the phenomena that is Donald TrumpYOU 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 turned American politics into a bad reality TV show.A major theme explored throughout the book is whether Trump is crazy like a fox or just plain crazy like a crazy. The book also explores the impotence tha [...]

    8. description: 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 prof [...]

    9. Will Trump Be the Death of the Goldwater Rule?in: newyorker/news/news-de-Is it possible to know the political affiliations of those 27?UPDATE; FINALLY, AT LAST!!“[u]sing psychiatry for political or self-aggrandizing purposes is stigmatizing for our patients and negatively impacts our profession.”in: The American Psychiatric Association speaks out against ‘armchair psychiatrists’ in media saying Trump’s ‘insane’in: bizpacreview/2018/01/1express/news/world/dailymail/news/articHe pass [...]

    10. 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 about American civil society—the American Self, to put it in the terms of analytical psychology—that we elected him as our president and gave him unprecedented power to wreak unilateral destruction [...]

    11. 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 approaching the topic of mental health and those in power. I consider myself versed in topics of trauma, posttraumatic stress disorder, narcissism, and dealing with the aftereffects of an abuser. This book expa [...]

    12. 27 psychiatrists and mental health workers make the case for the danger posed by Donald Trump's mental health. Long, very clinical, detailed. Horrifying that nothing can be done unless the GOP grow a spine. And then we've still got the extremist Pence and the destructive agency heads that Trump put in place. Made me realize how many people are so badly impacted by the election. Very depressing but should be read by everyone. Copyright October 2017.

    13. Book was helpful in understanding that Trump is dangerous and that I'm not alone in my analysis of how he acts. Sometimes, I've wondered if I was the one who might be crazy or seeing things that aren't really there or that he is actually very normal and I'm misinterpreting his actions. This book helped me to understand that we as a nation feel this way, not just me.

    14. This book is a must read for everyone who has serious concerns about the danger that Donald Trump poses to the U.S and for those who are troubled by his erratic behavior. 27 leading psychiatrists and mental health experts convincingly assess Trump as a malignant narcissist with sociopathic tendencies, and contend that his presidency is a grave risk to our country. I highly recommend this book to everyone who cares about our country and who wants a deeper understanding of the twisted mind of Trum [...]

    15. Best psychiatric assessment of DJT that I've readThis book evaluates Trump from many vantage points and areas of expertise. It reaches deeply into the behaviors of Trump and how they impact us, our society and threats to the world. And it offers clear actions that the authors suggest are critical. As a psychologist I find this book excellent. It is also excellent reading for any who are concerned about our country

    16. "Over the course of the U.S. 2016 presidential campaign, it became increasingly apparent that Donald Trump’s inability or unwillingness to distinguish fact from fiction (Barbaro 2016), wanton disregard for the rule of law (Kendall 2016), intolerance of perspectives different from his own (DelReal and Gearan 2016), rageful responses to criticism (Sebastian 2016), lack of impulse control (“Transcript” 2016), and sweeping condemnations of entire populations (Reilly 2016) rendered him temperam [...]

    17. Excellently written, and I believe it is totally accurate which means this is a very depressing book, because this traitorous/anti-American madman has not been thrown out of office yet! Everyday, he calls our free press an enemy of the people, when he is the enemy of the state! The day this man without one single redeeming human quality leaves the WH should be declared and celebrated as a National Holiday!

    18. A must read for America, though many of those who need to read this won't. Expert opinions on the mental health of President Trump, written by 27 psychiatrists and mental health experts who believe they have a professional obligation to speak out about issues which they believe are a danger to this country. Thank you all for speaking up. May Congress listen to your voices.

    19. The various professionals identified and gave medical credence to our fears regarding Trump's inability to govern, nor to overcome his personality disorders. I feel much better informed, and if possible, more pessimistic about the survival of U.S. democracy, and of the world.

    20. READ THIS BOOK!!!!! Whether you voted for Trump or not. Whether you’re an American or not. Read this book. It is insightful, enlightening, alarming, edifying, and chilling. As someone who has formally and informally studied psychology and mental health for almost my entire adult life, I am aware of several instances in which the profession has been used to shore up and even promote bigoted agendas (ie homosexuality being viewed as a mental illness), so I actually did approach this in a very cr [...]

    21. Necessary reading. Be forewarned-apt to evoke nightmaresThis collection of chapters written by a number of well-respected clinicians, mental health practitioners and scholars clearly sounds the alarm, helping to elucidate the dangers posed by having “the Donald” as President of the US and most powerful leader of the world. Explaining issues related to both the Goldwater rule, recent gag rules released by the American Psychiatric Association, and our professional duties to warn and care for o [...]

    22. A Must ReadEvery citizen who voted should read this book. The book presents stellar arguments on the question of the mental health of Trump and his unfitness to serve. The arguments are extremely well thought out and presented with examples given. It is a must read and I did it just two sittings taking many notes on points given. A general consensus was the Mental Health Professionals was Trump's extreme psychic narcissism with its danger to this nation, and the world. The duty to warn outweighs [...]

    23. Very Repetitive! Nothing new. Very one-sided and lacking depth. Of the many narrators, most are fine, albeit stiff, though one reader was so annoying I chose to skip her chapter. If this was not an audiobook I would not have finished it -- being able to shovel snow and do house work while I listened kept it from being a complete waste of time.

    24. Very clear, very professional, assessment of the probable mental state of our current Republican president. All 27 psychiatrists/psychologists contributing to this work (all extremely successful academically and most filling important educational posts in our country) expressed that was not usual to offer opinions or diagnoses on patients they did not see personally or professionally. However, the scope of our public viewing and hearing of this man's rants and actions offers a base from which to [...]

    25. I started out making notes of the things I wanted to comment on as I read until I realized TWENTY-SEVEN medical professionals are all saying the same damn thing--There's a narcissistic psychopath running around unchecked in the WH with the nuclear codes! He's incapable of recognizing any of this on his own and HE DOES NOT GIVE A DAMN. SOMEONE needs to do SOMETHING or he's going to get us all killed! And these 27 are risking their careers to tell us this because the professional organizations tha [...]

    26. I've been hoping for something of this magnitude to spotlight 'DT' narcissistic personality traits based on DSM manual but sadly mental health professionals have been silenced due to the following: * Goldwater Rule '73' prohibits psychiatrists from offering professional opinion in public without mental health of anyone whom they've not personally examined.* Tarasoff Decision of '76' Tarasoff v. Regents of the University of California- ruled that psychiatrists have obligation to speak out publicl [...]

    27. This is a easy-to-read book of essays by 27 psychiatrists etc. regarding their impressions of Donald Trump, specifically, his mental health. Unsurprisingly, the essays explain why Trump's evil behavior is so dangerous, given that he leads the world's most powerful military. I recommend this book to anyone who is interested in finding out how the psychiatric community views world-class bully Donald J. Trump. Here are the quotes, preceded by names of authors: Schwartz: "Trump's need for unquestion [...]

    28. A lot of this book was justification for abandoning the "Goldwater Standard", i.e that a psychiatrist should not attempt to analyze or diagnose a public figure without having personally examined him/her. A group of professionals now take the position that psychiatrists have a "duty to warn" in situations where their special knowledge can help the nation avoid catastrophe. This is not about policy, although mental state certainly affects one's attitudes and actions, but about the ability to funct [...]

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