“The position is controversial because psychiatric associations urge members never to diagnose patients they haven’t personally evaluated, saying it undermines the scientific rigor of the profession.”
In January of 2018, Democrats met with Yale psychiatrist Bandy Lee to discuss President Donald Trump’s mental state. Lee advocated the idea of performing a psychiatric evaluation on Trump, even by force if necessary.
Now they are revisiting this issue, and once again, Bandy Lee is the point person.
Kimberly Leonard reports at the Washington Examiner:
Democrats plan Capitol Hill event to put Trump’s mental health under fire
Democrats are planning to host a Capitol Hill event featuring psychiatrists who will warn that President Trump is unfit for office based on his mental health.
The event will be led by Dr. Bandy Lee, a Yale School of Medicine psychiatrist and editor of The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump, a book that argues psychiatrists have a responsibility to warn the public when a president is dangerous. The position is controversial because psychiatric associations urge members never to diagnose patients they haven’t personally evaluated, saying it undermines the scientific rigor of the profession.
But Lee and others who agree with her stance say that their description of the president’s behavior, of his showing mental instability and dangerousness, shouldn’t be interpreted as issuing a diagnosis.
“The president’s condition has been visibly deteriorating to the point where there’s a lot of talk right now about his mental state beyond mental health professionals,” Lee said. “It no longer takes a mental health professional to recognize the seriousness of the current presidency.”
Democrats should ask Dr. Lee if she can assist them with their Trump Derangement Syndrome.
Nathaniel Weixel of The Hill reports that one of the Democrats behind this event is Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY), a frequent critic of Trump:
House Democrats plan event to scrutinize Trump’s mental health
House Democrats plan to hold an event intended to highlight what they say is President Trump’s deteriorating mental health.
House Budget Committee Chairman John Yarmuth (D-Ky.) said he and Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) will host Dr. Bandy Lee, a Yale School of Medicine psychiatrist who edited the best-selling book “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President.”…
Yarmuth said he anticipates the event, which was first reported by the Washington Examiner, will happen sometime in July.
Yarmuth said he thinks it’s important that members of Congress and the public understand the position of Lee and the other psychologists in the book, which argues that Trump’s mental health has deteriorated to the point where it poses a threat to the country.
The position is controversial, because none of the psychiatrists have treated the president and the American Psychiatric Association (APA) prohibits members from speculating about the mental state of public figures.
“Even though none of them had actually treated Trump, they in their practices, and their experience, they recognize certain patterns of behavior, and when it’s their professional responsibility to alert people who may be endangered by someone’s behavior,” Yarmuth said. “And in this case it’s the American people.”
Russia didn’t work out, so they’re going back to this. They’re just going from one thing to another to quiet the voices in their heads.
The brilliant A.F. Branco addressed this in a 2018 cartoon.
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