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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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


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zipread
Jan 13, 2018

Clearly, Donald Trump is a whack job. I've thought so since a long time ago. And with every passing day, that White House Bozo goes even further to prove me right. Brandy Lee's book, a compendium of thought from some of the foremost psychiatrists in the US just goes to verify all my suspicions. Narcissist, paranoia, dangerous, impulsivity: these terms the experts label the Menace in the White House who has no difficulty in labelling all the countries of one of the planet's biggest continents "shitholes". Does that mean its now OK to call him President Shithead?
Read this book. It's good for you. It'll affirm that you're not alone. Unless you're a Trumphite in which case you'll start tweeting your ire around 3am.

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LarryStonebridge
Dec 20, 2017

Incredibly unprofessional piece of literary garbage! Partisan politics at it's worst!

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Patriot11
Nov 05, 2017

Political chicanery at its best...or worst:-p While President Trump was not my first choice, the drivel put out the great crook and liar herself, HRC, gets echoed by some of the same elites against whom many people voted in the 2016 election. I would suggest that these "shrinks" may need to have themselves examined and question their motives for saying and writing what they have; we may find they desire the control over the general population they project onto Donald J. Trump. So, please spare us the psycho-babble/pop psychology and incessant whining and attempts at discrediting a political philosophy by using the so-called science of psychiatry...despicable. :-p

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MrPuppy1994
Nov 03, 2017

This is a superb group of essays that states the obvious to anyone who is paying the slightest bit of attention. It is clear to everyone on the planet who is not in a coma or a diehard trump supporter that this man is dangerous beyond belief. The mental health experts who contribute to the book do not presume to diagnose him; they describe behaviors and explain how they fit on various psychological evaluation scales. It is up to the reader to decide if this fits the lunatic-in-chief. These professionals are a courageous group who agreed to provide their commentary when others who privately expressed agreement declined to go public because they thought the duty to warn the American people greater than abiding by the so-called "Goldwater Rule." For that reason, they stress that they are not making a formal diagnosis that he is crazier than a s**thouse rat, just that his behavior resembles what might be expected from such an animal.

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pvdl
Oct 30, 2017

This is a really great book by 27 distinguished American psychiatrists.
There's a "Goldwater rule" in psychiatry that you mustn't diagnose someone without examining them. None of these guys have examined trump, nor are they likely to. So they each start their essay with a long argument about why they are not breaking the Goldwater rule! (All the arguments are "we have a greater duty to the nation" - fair enough).

We have an impulsive, immature, lazy, dishonest, none-too-bright, spiteful monster with his finger on the button that can kill us all, along with millions overseas. He is enabled by a craven GOP party that puts selfish power ahead of the national interest. trump is so obviously a raging egomaniac - we want you psychiatrists to say so clearly, and warn us. (They do!)

This is an hilarious book about a really serious subject. Don't say these guys didn't tell us so. Recommended, 5-stars. The book takes 350 pages to say, at greater length, what is obvious to all thoughtful people around the world, "trump's in way over his head, totally all about himself in the moment, could easily get millions killed for a pointless war, stop this charade right now!"
Recommended reading, but recommended more that you take action to prevent the all-too-obvious coming disaster.

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fiftyeight
Oct 18, 2017

This book has been written by some of the best in the field. I trained in this field so I have the skill level to make this determination. This book will clue in the average person as to what is going on with Donald Trump. The book is accurate.

This book is more threatening for those who made the mistake of voting for a president who is severely mentally ill. It's hard to confront a mistake, however, it's better to learn and move on and not make a similar mistake in the future, so this book will best help those with the emotional strength to confront a mistake. Certainly we can expect those without that strength to avoid or trash the book since the book is threatening to them.

One thing people should realize is that there are troubled people of both parties and no one should take this book as an attack on Republicans. Democrats are currently dealing with Harvey Weinstein and Anthony Weiner. What is important is that people set their party affiliation aside and address these situations with the consideration they deserve. Certainly, people shouldn't want Cosby, Weinstein and Weiner running free just like they shouldn't want Trump in the White House.

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StarGladiator
Aug 06, 2017

All of these books hitting the market [and probably a goodly number are published by the same group who published all those phony and misleading books on the JFK assassination and similar disinformation tropes] are as idiotic as those articles and books falsely proclaiming that Ralph Nader lost the election for Al Gore, ignore the major factors such as more registered democrats voted for Bush in 2000 in Florida than voted for Nader, and that Gore's platform and Bush's platform were almost indistinguishable from one another, et cetera.
BIG QUESTION: How many of these psychs voted third party??? [With that question we would finally be getting somewhere . . . .]

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