People, including Nobel Laureates and professors of Psychiatry, are asking if #president Trump is mentally unstable?
President Trump repeatedly denies things which people can see with their own eyes. He keeps making wildly incorrect statements. He demonstrates most or all of the psychiatric criteria for a malignant narcissist and says things which make him appear delusional. Is he out of touch with reality? Is he delusional? Is he only acting that way to off-put people in negotiations (as he puts it, I like to be unpredictable)?.
Is he mentally ill?
Does it really matter whether President Trump is really delusional or just pretends he is? Aren’t both just as dangerous in the commander-in-chief of the most powerful military on the planet, one with 10,000+ nuclear weapons? What if others take him seriously?
A delusional disorder is defined as being characterised by nonbizarre delusions - repeating ideas which are obviously wrong but which aren’t part of schizophrenia. Thinking your shoes are alive and trying to eat your feet is a bizarre delusion. Thinking one can shoot someone in the middle of 5th Ave. (NYC) and no one would care, may not be.
The dictionary definition of "delusional" is holding beliefs which are not based in reality or rational thought.
The difference between merely making a mistake which everyone does, and President Trump making completely false statements every day and never correcting himself or apologising is the difference between merely being human and appearing to have a #mental illness..
If Trump were weird Uncle Charlie, this might be humorous or something to manage by keeping car keys and sharp objects away from him. But if it is someone who can start a world-destroying nuclear war or in a few minutes destroy a century of alliances, then it isn’t quite as humorous.
On the morning after North Korea launched a missile from the most dangerous country and dictator in the world because he really has nuclear weapons, missiles, and no compunction about using them (unlike Iran), President Trump tweets about:
> Bernie Sanders and CNN FAKE NEWS
> How one of his spokespeople did in an interview
> Why Mark Cuban isn’t as smart as he (Trump) is
> and he described the courts blocking his Muslim ban as a “BREAKDOWN” in the courts.
North Korea just stated that it is in the final stages of developing a nuclear weapon capable of reaching parts of the U.S. It won't happen!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 2, 2017
But President trump made no mention of North Korea or his earlier tweet about North Korea's launch "it won't happen."
I don't know. But isn't it better for all of us that he is tweeting rather than trying to govern ? https://t.co/953MuEdfeu— Mark Cuban (@mcuban) February 12, 2017
Who is saying this?
Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman for one.
An American first: a president who was obviously mentally ill the moment he took office. Thanks, Comey https://t.co/FuZbCy5DxQ— Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman) January 24, 2017
Andrew Sullivan, Harvard and Oxford-educated conservative commentator and former editor of New Republic. Contributing Editor to New York Magazine. He writes a weekly diary of Trump’s America - “The Madness of King Donald.”
"I know we're not supposed to bring this up — but it is staring us brutally in the face." https://t.co/gLwAcqu1T7— CNNMoney (@CNNMoney) February 12, 2017
Does President Trump have Narcissistic Personality Disorder according to the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual? People with NPC, are, according to DSM-5 Cluster B erratic, impulsive, dramatic, highly emotional, Is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success and power, has a sense of entitlement, exploits others, lacks empathy, requires excessive admiration, is special and only understood by other special people.
Three professors of psychiatry 29, 2016, Judith Herman, M.D. Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Nanette Gartrell, M.D., Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry UC San Francisco (1988-2011), Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School (1983-87); and Dee Mosbacher, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Community Health Systems, UCSF (2005-2013). Called for neuropsychiatric evaluation in a letter to President Obama.
During a radio program, Rep. Ruben Gallego said Trump was "mentally unstable." Rep. Ted Lieu tweeted "Should he get mental health exam?"
Senator Al Franken said some of his Republican counterparts privately "say that he is not right mentally. And then some are harsher." ("Real Time with Bill Maher,") Today on CNN Senator Franken said "a few" Republicans had expressed concern. #trump delusional