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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Reports speculating that President Donald Trump has narcissistic personality disorder are misguided and incorrect, a leading psychiatrist argues this week,

He should know. Dr. Allen Frances, professor emeritus of psychiatry at Duke University Medical College, wrote the book on it.

"Most amateur diagnosticians have mislabeled President Trump with the diagnosis of narcissistic personality disorder. I wrote the criteria that define this disorder, and Mr. Trump doesn't meet them," Frances wrote in a letter to the New York Times.

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"Psychiatric name-calling is a misguided way of countering Mr. Trump's attack on democracy. He can, and should, be appropriately denounced for his ignorance, incompetence, impulsivity and pursuit of dictatorial powers," he wrote.

"His psychological motivations are too obvious to be interesting, and analyzing them will not halt his headlong power grab. The antidote to a dystopic Trumpean dark age is political, not psychological."

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Let the ad hominem begin!

#1 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-02-16 01:49 PM | Reply

Are you watching that fool on TV?

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2017-02-16 01:57 PM | Reply

The man is very often not making sense

#3 | Posted by Zed at 2017-02-16 01:58 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

He can, and should, be appropriately denounced for his ignorance, incompetence, impulsivity and pursuit of dictatorial powers
Okay.

#4 | Posted by bored at 2017-02-16 02:24 PM | Reply

Are you watching that fool on TV?
#2 | POSTED BY ZED

Why would you be wasting your time on that?

#5 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-02-16 02:37 PM | Reply

Don't worry your pretty little head about me. I multi task like a mother.

#6 | Posted by Zed at 2017-02-16 02:44 PM | Reply

Have him watch a recording of this last press conference. He may reconsider that opinion.

#7 | Posted by Lohocla at 2017-02-16 03:29 PM | Reply


From the cited article:

..."It is a stigmatizing insult to the mentally ill (who are mostly well behaved and well meaning) to be lumped with Mr. Trump (who is neither)." ...

#8 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-02-16 03:41 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

yes, he is.

#9 | Posted by ichiro at 2017-02-17 02:29 AM | Reply

Donnie --------, King of the --------.

#10 | Posted by ClownShack at 2017-02-17 02:53 AM | Reply

Okay he is not mentally ill. But he is completely unqualified and an utter douche, and his policy ideas suck for anybody that is not already wealthy.

#11 | Posted by schmanch at 2017-02-17 07:28 AM | Reply

So he is not mentally ill. Dumber than a box of rocks.

#12 | Posted by 726 at 2017-02-17 08:11 AM | Reply

Donald has plenty of real behavioral traits to ridicule. There's no need to manufacture them.

#13 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-02-17 11:43 AM | Reply

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