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The APA (American Psychiatric Association) has specific guidelines about this conduct. It was instituted after some POS's opined about Goldwater and calling him unfit for office. Below is from the APA Guidebook on ethics. Whether psychiatrists have any ethics is a whole different debate.
2. Psychiatrists may interpret and share with the public their expertise in the various psychosocial issues that may affect mental health and illness. Psychiatrists should always be mindful of their separate roles as dedicated citizens and as experts in psychological medicine.
3. On occasion psychiatrists are asked for an opinion about an individual who is in the light of public attention or who has disclosed information about himself/herself through public media. In such circumstances, a psychiatrist may share with the public his or her expertise about psychiatric issues in general. However, it is unethical for a psychiatrist to offer a professional opinion unless he or she has conducted an examination and has been granted proper
authorization for such a statement.
Posted by mattm at 2014-11-09 10:31 AM | Reply
Close to 20 million in that age bracket. 6 million still meet criteria. That should be a big enough pool if we avoid Armageddon.
Posted by mattm at 2014-10-30 12:09 PM | Reply
I'll bite,, what is that? A google search turned up your comment as the only remotely close hit. BIng had nothing.
Do you know why bagpipers are usually marching?
They are trying to get away from the noise too.
Posted by mattm at 2014-09-18 12:19 PM | Reply
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