December 1, 2017

Should Psychiatrists pontificate from afar about the Mental Health of Politicians?

Posted in Uncategorized at 11:05 am by Aleksan

It is easy for us Psychiatrists to pontificate from afar about the Mental Health of Politicians, but is this heplful? The conclusion here, as so often in professional matters, is to stick to obervable behaviours before commenting, and not to speculate about past traumas and “feelings”
eg it might be reasonable to conclude that Trump manifests behaviour concordant with a “diagnosis” of NPD (Narcisistic Personality Disorder) but not to make psychoanalytic interpreations.

http://blogs.bmj.com/bmj/2017/11/29/scott-o-lilienfeld-the-role-of-psychiatrists-in-the-age-of-trump/

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