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Title The dangerous case of Donald Trump : 27 psychiatrists and mental health experts assess a president / edited by Bandy X. Lee, M.D., M.Div
Edition First edition
Published New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, [2017]


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Description xix, 360 pages ; 25 cm
Contents Foreword. Our witness to malignant normality / Robert Jay Lifton -- Prologue. Professions and politics / Judith Lewis Herman and Bandy X. Lee -- Introduction. Our duty to warn / Bandy X. Lee -- Unbridled and extreme present hedonism : how the leader of the free world has proven time and again he is unfit for duty / Philip Zimbardo and Rosemary Sword -- Pathological narcissism and politics : a lethal mix / Craig Malkin -- I wrote The Art of the Deal with Trump : his self-sabotage is rooted in his past / Tony Schwartz -- Trump's trust deficit is the core problem / Gail Sheehy -- Sociopathy / Lance Dodes -- Donald Trump is : (A) Bad, (B) Mad, (C) All of the above / John D. Gartner -- Why "crazy like a fox" versus "crazy like a crazy" really matters : delusional disorder, admiration of brutal dictators, the nuclear codes, and Trump / Michael J. Tansey -- Cognitive impairment, dementia, and POTUS / David M. Reiss -- Donald J. Trump, alleged incapacitated person : mental incapacity, the Electoral College, and the Twenty-fifth Amendment / James A. Herb -- Should psychiatrists refrain from commenting on Trump's psychology? / Leonard L. Glass -- On seeing what you see and saying what you know : a psychiatrist's responsibility / Henry J. Friedman -- The issue is dangerousness, not mental illness / James Gilligan -- A clinical case for the dangerousness of Donald J. Trump / Diane Jhueck -- Health, risk, and the duty to protect the community / Howard H. Covitz -- New opportunities for therapy in the age of Trump / William J. Doherty -- Trauma, time, truth, and Trump : how a president freezes healing and promotes crisis / Betty P. Teng -- Trump Anxiety Disorder : the Trump effect on the mental health of half the nation and special populations / Jennifer Contarino Panning -- In relationship with an abusive president / Harper West -- Birtherism and the deployment of the Trumpian mind-set / Luba Kessler -- Trump's daddy issues : a toxic mix for America / Steve Wruble -- Trump and the American collective psyche / Thomas Singer -- Who goes Trump? Tyranny as a triumph of narcissism / Elizabeth Mika -- The loneliness of fateful decisions : social and psychological vulnerability / Edwin B. Fisher -- He's got the world in his hands and his finger on the trigger : the Twenty-fifth Amendment solution / Nanette Gartrell and Dee Mosbacher -- Epilogue. Reaching across professions / Noam Chomsky with Bandy X. Lee -- Appendix. Transcript of the Yale Conference (online)
Summary "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."--Dust jacket
Notes "A Thomas Dunne Book."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Text in English
Subject Trump, Donald, 1946- -- Mental health.
Trump, Donald, 1946- -- Psychology.
Despotism -- Psychological aspects -- Case studies.
Heads of state -- Mental health -- Case studies.
Public administration -- Decision making -- Psychological aspects -- Case studies.
Political leadership -- Psychological aspects -- Case studies.
Presidents -- United States -- Psychology -- Case studies.
Heads of state -- Mental health -- Case studies.
United States -- Politics and government -- 2017- -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Case studies.
Author Lee, Bandy X., 1970- editor
LC no. 2017028497
ISBN 9781250179456 (hardcover)
1250179459 (hardcover)