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From: Glen (GEAATL) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host2/14/17 8:09 AM 
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President Trump exhibits classic signs of mental illness, including 'malignant narcissism'


Partisans have been warning about Trump's craziness for months, but rhetoric from political opponents is easily dismissed; it's the water of the very swamp the President says he wants to drain. But frightened by the President's hubris, narcissism, defensiveness, belief in untrue things, conspiratorial reflexiveness and attacks on opponents, mental health professionals are finally speaking out. The goal is not merely to define the Madness of King Donald, but to warn the public where it will inevitably lead. "Narcissism impairs his ability to see reality," said Dr. Julie Futrell, a clinical psychologist... "So you can't use logic to persuade someone like that. Three million women marching? Doesn't move him. Advisers point out that a policy choice didn't work? He won't care. The maintenance of self-identity is the organizing principle of life for those who fall toward the pathological end of the narcissistic spectrum."



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Here's what mental health experts think of President Trump's behavior



STAT interviewed 10 psychiatrists and psychologists — some supporters of Trump, some not — about the president's behavior and what it might say about his personality and mental health. All are respected in their field and close observers of Trump. They based their views on his books, public statements, appearances, and tweets, but emphasized that they have no firsthand knowledge of Trump. As a result, they can't rule out that the president's actions are part of an intentional political strategy, and not a reflection of particular mental states. After all, his confrontational style and egotism — adorning buildings around the globe with his name — served him well in business and brought him to the White House...Still, even at arm's-length, the analyses were strikingly consistent. Several of the experts, for instance, advanced the view that, as New York University psychologist John Montgomery put it, Trump shows "compulsive 'more-than' behavior," meaning a desperate need to keep from feeling, even fleetingly, that he might not be superior to everyone else...According to decades-old criteria established by the American Psychiatric Association, a diagnosis of mental illness requires that someone's behavior, emotions, or beliefs have two key attributes: They cause the individual to suffer clinically significant distress or impairment. "Trump doesn't meet DSM criteria" for any mental disorder, said Dr. Allen Frances, a professor emeritus of psychiatry at Duke University who oversaw the creation of a previous edition of the APA's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, considered the bible of psychiatry. "I wrote the criteria and should know how they are meant to be applied: Personality disorder requires the presence of clinically significant distress and/or impairment. The armchair, amateur diagnosticians seem either to be unaware of this requirement, or carelessly choose to ignore it..." While Trump does not meet psychiatry's criteria, many of the experts said his public behavior offers a window into his emotional makeup and what drives him — the realm of psychology rather than psychiatry. The experts see three key psychological traits: Trump's apparent anger and his resulting confrontational behavior (and the related joy he seems to take in attacking those who challenge or criticize him), his narcissism, and his seemingly compulsive need to tweet.



From: Glen (GEAATL) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host2/18/17 12:02 AM 
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New York Times  - ‎20 hours ago‎
A lot of people seem to be questioning President Trump's mental health. This month, Representative Ted Lieu, a California Democrat, went so far as to say he was considering proposing legislation that would require a White House psychiatrist.

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Donald Trump Isn't Mentally Ill. He's Just Unpleasant, Psychiatrist Says

NBCNews.com  - ‎Feb 16, 2017‎
Reports speculating that President Donald Trump has narcissistic personality disorder are misguided and incorrect, a leading psychiatrist argues this week.

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Byron Shire News  - ‎Feb 15, 2017‎
Psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers have signed an open letter warning Donald Trump's mental state "makes him incapable of serving safely as president".

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Glen (GEAATL) said...

Experts: Is the President Mentally Ill?

If he's not, he's doing a fabulous portrayal of a mentally ill person.


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So the obvious has been stated publicly. When will congress start impeachment? I'm guessing not until they've gutted the ACA, gotten rid of the EPA and Department of Education, PBS, National Endowment for the Arts, regulations they perceive to be harming businesses, international trade agreements,; gathered up as many undocumented workers as possible, and at least started on the wall. Then finally they'll ha the guts to do what they should have done -- impeach, convict, send back to his gold tower to sulk.

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ANNW3 said...

When will congress start impeachment?

While they can and likely should, and I think already have ample cause, Paul Ryan lacks the spine, or votes even if he found his backbone.


From: Glen (GEAATL) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host2/20/17 2:09 AM 
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Psychiatrists warned to 'stop analysing trump' because they risk breaching their own code of ethics


The Independent

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) has issued a warning to its members to stop psychoanalysing Donald Trump because it breeches the organisation's strict code of ethics.

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