Monday, September 18, 2017

Psychiatry's duty to warn us about Dump

Bill Moyers interviews renowned psychiatrist Robert Jay Lifton on the Goldwater Rule: We have a duty to warn if someone may be dangerous to others. The rule prevents psychiatrists from analyzing public figures without firsthand therapeutic knowledge of said figure. But 27 psychiatrists came together to write a book, The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump, because they felt the disastrous harm Dump could create was too great that they felt a duty to warn us about his debilitating state.

Lifton: "We argue that Trump’s difficult relationship to reality and his inability to respond in an evenhanded way to a crisis renders him unfit to be president, and we asked our elected representative to take steps to remove him from the presidency."

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