The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump

The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump

27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess A President

Downloadable Audiobook - 2017
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"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."--Jacket.
Publisher: [New York, NY] :, Macmillan Audio,, 2017
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781427295248
1427295247
Branch Call Number: DOWNLOADABLE AUDIOBOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 sound file (12 hr., 11 min., 47 sec.)) : digital
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mmrahn
Oct 01, 2018

Every American should read or listen to this book. The mess we are in is much, much worse than I thought. For the last 3 years I've been astounded by his statements and behavior and I did not have a framework in which to understand them, other than crazy. Crazy is not informative as to the serious problem we are facing. Read the section, "Why cry like a fox vs. Crazy like a crazy really matters." Please don't let the usage of the word crazy be a politically correct battle cry, you must read this section.
If this is an accurate picture of what his problem is, not only our country but the world is at stake.
Judge for yourself, given that more time has gone by, we have A LOT more information on Trump's behavior and a treasure trove of additional statements . After reading that section, I couldn't get to sleep until 3 in the morning because the implications are grave.

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1maggiecat
Jul 16, 2018

This book helped me understand why so many people continue to support Trump despite his misogyny, lies, crude behavior and other characteristics that I believe will make him a front runner in the race for worst president ever. Now that I understand him better from this book I am even more concerned and afraid of what is to come.

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