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originally posted by: gortex
a reply to: EvidenceNibbler
Leading professionals have been told they may discuss Donald Trump's mental health, because of his unprecedented behaviour.
Psychiatrists are traditionally bound by a rule that prevents them from talking about the mental wellbeing of public figures, or diagnosing them from afar. But the new ruling from the American Psychoanalytic Association suggests that rule is breaking down because of the President's behaviour.
A statement emailed to the group's 3,500 members said the leader's actions had led to a re-consideration of what is referred to as the Goldwater Rule.
Sometimes rules have to be amended to fit the situation.
originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: carewemust
He's never been under a microscope like this ever in his life.
Good luck with that one man...
What you are actually saying is dangerous, remove a sitting president by any means possible, working outside the rules of law, that is sickening.
There's already rules in place for an incapacitated leader, and Trump is far from being that.
originally posted by: diggindirt
a reply to: Subaeruginosa
Could you be a bit more specific? What exactly does "on the verge" mean? One week from now? One month from now?
originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
a reply to: gortex
If they speak out it shows they arent professionals.
You cannot diagnose someone without actually meeting them for interaction. People who do diagnose sight unseen are not acting professionally, and are fraudulently applying their credentials as political partisans.
Ive worked in mental health prior to my professional life.
originally posted by: Southern Guardian
a reply to: carewemust
Glad some lawmakers are taking Trumps mental stability seriously. After his "mines bigger" tweet and his constant lies, contradictions, I think his condition needs to be taken seriously.
This guy has access to nuclear weapons.
January 4, 2018
Why must you start all your posts with a date? What is with this 1841? Christ.
originally posted by: annoyedpharmacist
As a health care professional I can say you are 100% right. It is an absolute farce to arm chair diagnose someone you have never sat down and had sessions with.