The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump

The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump

27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess A President

Book - 2017
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"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 into 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 in our heads. It's in his."--Jacket.
Publisher: New York :, Thomas Dunne Books,, [2017]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250179456
Branch Call Number: 973.933 DAN
Characteristics: xix, 360 pages ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Lee, Bandy X. 1970-- Editor


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Sep 28, 2019

You are a total 'Rumptard!

Aug 11, 2019

Do you wanna hear what I think?

If 27 "so-called" mental health experts were to psycho-analyse me and they were to collectively come up with a potentially dangerous diagnosis of my present state of mind (as they have here in this book about US Prez, Donald Trump) - Then - You can bet that I'd not only be put on some serious medication - But, I'd probably be committed to the nearest insane asylum, as well. It's true.

Personally speaking - I think that this book is an absolute joke on all counts. And, the biggest laugh of all (in regards to the content of its truly nonsensical psychiatric rhetoric) is that those who are reading it are actually believing it all to be true with an absolutely straight-faced seriousness.

Like - C'mon, everybody - Get a life, already!!

Jul 23, 2019

A very detailed, informative read. Wow.

Jul 15, 2019

A must read to better understand what we're seeing in a complex situation.

May 16, 2019

The mad man in the White House must be impeached before it is too late- come on congress send this nut case an eviction notice.

May 10, 2019

Those of you who are dissing this book have drunk the Kool Aid.

Apr 23, 2019


Feb 19, 2019

Psychiatric malpractice which was long ago prohibited - analyzing and diagnosing a patient which the doctor never personally interviewed or examined. Pure bovine excrement!

Jan 02, 2019

soon to be published:
"Fragile Bully: Understanding Our Destructive Affair With Narcissism"
by Laurie Helgoe
Diversion Books 2019, ISBN: ISBN-10: 1635765455, ISBN-13: 978-1635765458
pbk, 304 pages, March 12 2019, Laurie Anne Helgoe, Ph.D. (1960-) is an author, educator and clinical psychologist with a special interest in the interactions between personality and culture. Dr. Helgoe is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the West Virginia University School of Medicine, Charleston Division, in the Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry.

Dec 07, 2018

I don't need to read this book to know the Orange Idiot is a moron. All you need to do is listen to him once to know he is a con man - but not even a very good one. That is why Dumpy said he loves the uneducated - they are the only ones who fall for his lies.

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