The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 37 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President - Updated and Expanded with New Essays

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St. Martin's Press, Mar 19, 2019 - Political Science - 544 pages

As this bestseller predicted, Trump has only grown more erratic and dangerous as the pressures on him mount. This new edition includes new essays bringing the book up to date—because this is still not normal.

Originally released in fall 2017, The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump was a runaway bestseller. Alarmed Americans and international onlookers wanted to know: What is wrong with him?

That question still plagues us. The Trump administration has proven as chaotic and destructive as its opponents feared, and the man at the center of it all remains a cipher.

Constrained by the APA’s “Goldwater rule,” which inhibits mental health professionals from diagnosing public figures they have not personally examined, many of those qualified to weigh in on the issue have shied away from discussing it at all. The public has thus been left to wonder whether he is mad, bad, or both.

The prestigious mental health experts who have contributed to the revised and updated version of The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump argue that their moral and civic "duty to warn" supersedes professional neutrality. Whatever affects him, affects the nation: 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. With eight new essays (about one hundred pages of new material), this edition will cover the dangerous ramifications of Trump's unnatural state.

It’s not all in our heads. It’s in his.

 

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I loved this book......it says alot about people by their reaction to this book..... My thoughts kept going to...does anyone care about this man? does anyone care enough to get him help? where is his family? Inspiring....terrifying.....and sad Read full review

Contents

FOREWORD TO THE SECOND EDITION
xix
FOREWORD TO THE FIRST EDITION
xlvii
INTRODUCTION
1
How
21
A Lethal Mix
46
SelfSabotage Is Rooted in His Past
64
Sociopathy
78
Why Crazy Like a Fox versus Crazy Like a Crazy
104
Birtherism and the Deployment of the Trumpian
254
Trump and the American Collective Psyche
273
Who Goes Trump? Tyranny as a Triumph of Narcissism
289
Social Contexts
309
Hes Got the World in His Hands and His Finger on
332
The Deleterious
347
Jennifer Contarino Panning Psy D
360
To Trump Some Lives Matter
373

Cognitive Impairment Dementia and POTUS
120
Should Psychiatrists Refrain from Commenting
145
The Issue Is Dangerousness Not Mental Illness
163
Health Risk and the Duty to Protect the Community
191
How a President
213
The Trump Effect on
228
In Relationship with an Abusive President
237
The Myth of Nuclear
399
Environmental Consequences of
412
The Goldwater Rule and the Silence of American
425
Democracy as a Defense Against
446
EPILOGUE
471
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Bandy X. Lee, M.D., M.Div., is Assistant Clinical Professor in Law and Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine. She earned her degrees at Yale, interned at Bellevue, was Chief Resident at Mass General, and was a Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School. She was also a Fellow of the National Institute of Mental Health. She’s written more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and chapters, edited nine academic books, and is author of the textbook Violence.

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