The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump - Bandy X. Lee

The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump

By Bandy X. Lee

  • Release Date: 2017-10-03
  • Genre: Politics & Current Events
3.5 Score: 3.5 (From 25 Ratings)

Description

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: 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 more urgent, important, or controversial than The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump...profound, illuminating and discomforting" —Bill Moyers

Reviews

  • Without a personal exam?

    1
    By What a hilarious app
    27 “psychiatrists” make a “diagnosis” without even a personal exam? What a joke. No other medical doctor would dare do such a thing without seeing and examining the patient. Why don’t these psychiatrists be consistent and stop charging patients to come in the clinic? Just go to Facebook or other social media and diagnose for free. This is typical leftist nonsense. They cannot refute what President Trump is doing so they just call him crazy.
  • Nothing dangerous about Trump

    1
    By Saint Lane
    Book is a joke
  • This is not normal.

    1
    By jfox515
    What a bunch of BS. The clear and present danger is the main stream media and people who write and participate in crap like this.
  • Re Seriously?

    5
    By Isaiah Prayer
    What qualifies you to suggest mental illness on the part of the lingo she or PRESIDENT Obama? They never committed treason by conspiring with a foreign power to steal an election. They never engaged in daily compulsive lying. Maybe you should read this serious book written by a trained mental health professional before suggesting there is any FACTUAL basis for such a comparison. Or perhaps you are one of those gullible misogynists who were duped by the lies Russians were purveying exploit your prejudices. Your comment certainly suggests that might be the case. And like the fake president, you present present a baseless conclusion as if it were a proven fact
  • Seriously?

    1
    By Dallomp
    What about the dangerous mental illness of the Obamas and Clinton’s?

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