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Friday, April 21, 2017

Psychotherapists against Trump

The Raw Story reported "5 psychiatrists this week gathered at a conference at Yale to sound the alarm on what they believe is President Donald Trump’s 'dangerous mental illness'.”

One psychotherapist said that since Inauguration Day, Trump has "paranoid, delusional and grandiose thinking" that he is president.

From Raw Story:
“We have an ethical responsibility to warn the public about Donald Trump’s dangerous mental illness,” said Dr. John Gartner, a practicing psychotherapist who advised psychiatric residents at Johns Hopkins University Medical School and who has in the past warned Trump is a “psychiatric Frankenstein monster.”
Gartner and other psychiatrists at the conference argued that Trump suffers from a particularly malignant case of pathological narcissism, which makes him a danger to the country and the world.
“Worse than just being a liar or a narcissist, in addition he is paranoid, delusional and grandiose thinking and he proved that to the country the first day he was president,” Gartner explained. “If Donald Trump really believes he had the largest crowd size in history, that’s delusional.”
Dr. James Gilligan, a psychiatrist and professor at New York University, said that Trump’s erratic behavior has similarly disturbed him — despite the fact that he has lots of experience working with violent convicted criminals.
“I’ve worked with murderers and rapists, I can recognize dangerousness from a mile away,” he said. “You don’t have to be an expert on dangerousness or spend fifty years studying it like I have in order to know how dangerous this man is.”
Typically, psychology professionals refrain from diagnosing public figures whom they haven’t personally interviewed, but Dr. Bandy Lee, an assistant clinical professor at the Yale School of Medicine, told the conference that the dangers Trump’s mental health present are simply too great to stay silent.
“As some prominent psychiatrists have noted, [Trump’s mental health] is the elephant in the room,” Lee explained. “I think the public is really starting to catch on and widely talk about this now.”
Sounds like a few docs need a checkup from the neck up.

Perhaps some state medical licensing boards might want to review their remarks.

Johns Hopkins as well.




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21 comments:

  1. Making diagnosis without having actually met the person, much less examined him -- sounds like great "doctors" who aren't ar all in violation of their Hippocratic oaths.

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  2. They're not really psychiatrists, Don. But that's a gentlemen's rest-home, and they have to humor them, you know.

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  3. but who psychoanalyzes the psychoanalysts? I'd like the opportunity to diagnose them from here. . .

    they're crazy.

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  4. Psychotherapists abandoned their profession back in the 1950's when they led the charge to deinstitutionalize America's mentally ill. Now the only treatment revolves around dangerous drugs and increase the chance for violence by these sick folks. Mass murders of late trace back to these drugs. So perhaps an inward look at the psychiatric profession is long past due.

    On the other hand, self love is bad for the president. For example, Trumps play to capture unionists through his "Buy American" decree is bad, per Don Boudreaux at Cafe Hayek:

    "Good business executives ensure that their firms do not incur costs that are unnecessarily high. Well-run businesses do not produce for themselves inputs that they can acquire from others at lower costs. Profitable firms spend shareholders’ money only to create value and never to create jobs for the sake of creating jobs.

    And yet Trump is actively trying to force American taxpayers to spend more than is necessary on the provision of government services. This supposedly brilliant businessman fancies that he’ll somehow make us richer by draining more money from our pockets. Such an incompetent chief executive deserves to be fired."

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    1. Just guys who couldn't get a job in global warming.

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    2. Ah, yes. The libertarians, who are so smart they regularly pull in 2% or so in elections. How brilliant.

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    3. That whine you hear is prog dementia spilling forth spontaneously, on cue, with directions from the party apparatus.
      Why would I mind paying a little more for goods if my neighbor is hainfully employed and contributong to society rather than living off the dole supplemented with panhandling or welfare queenism.
      Some may have to pay more when illegals are kicked out, but u ok with that?

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  5. Dumber than dirt. Yet, these guys are tenured!

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  6. We have an ethical responsibility to warn the public about Dr. John Gartner, a psycho practicing therapy.

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  7. This is the DNC's next tactic after the "Russian Fail." They view it as their road to impeachment. Get ready for it folks.

    As for clinical psych faculty...they are all generally boning every female/male graduate student that comes within 500 ft, and they are the most unethical people to walk the planet. Almost Schumeresque.

    Prove me wrong.

    And, as Freud stated: "Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar."

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  8. Oh, this one of those courses of study that doesn't involve math. Now I understand. A fraudulent science.

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    1. Pity the innumerate. Whenever he gets constipation, he has to work it out with a pencil.

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  9. Wait...that last guy's comment...so he's saying it's a good thing to shop at Walmart again? Three years ago I'll bet he was saying that Walmart customers were a bunch of redneck hilljacks buying cartloads of cheap Chinese crap. So you had your Come To Confucious moment, eh Doc? You effing tool.

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  10. In case you were wondering, it is true that most folks who go into psychology and psychiatry do so in hopes that they might find help and understanding of their own neuroses and psychoses.

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  11. How many psychiatrists does it take to change a light bulb?


    Only one, but the bulb has to want to change.

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  12. How many psychiatrists does it take to change a light bulb?


    Only one, but the bulb has to want to change.

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  13. All of these "psychiatrists and psychologists" are demonstrating paranoid schizophrenic behavior with violent tendencies. They all should be institutionalized for life to preserve their safety and the safety of the general public.

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  14. Trump is such a narcissist than he said his nomination was the moment--you can tell your grandchildren--when the planet began to heal, when the oceans ceased to rise, when we began to provide good jobs for the jobless and health care for the sick. Oh, wait. That was a different President.

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  15. "Grandiose thinking." Hmmm. As far as I'm concerned, I WANT the President to think grandiosely. Think big and get big things done. Thinking grandiosely is how Presidents are made. - Elric

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  16. "Sounds like a few docs need a checkup from the neck up."

    They're simply projecting...

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  17. https://www.psychiatry.org/news-room/apa-blogs/apa-blog/2016/08/the-goldwater-rule



    The “Goldwater Rule:”

    On occasion psychiatrists are asked for an opinion about an individual who is in the light of public attention or who has disclosed information about himself/herself through public media. In such circumstances, a psychiatrist may share with the public his or her expertise about psychiatric issues in general. However, it is unethical for a psychiatrist to offer a professional opinion unless he or she has conducted an examination and has been granted proper authorization for such a statement.”
    Principles of Medical Ethics with Annotations Especially Applicable to Psychiatry

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