Bandy X Lee: The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump
KPFA Radio 94.1 FM presents
BANDY X. LEE
The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 7:30 PM
St. Johns Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Avenue, Berkeley wheelchair access
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There will not be a book published this fall more urgent, important, or controversial
than The Dangerous Game of Donald Trump. Bill Moyers
In this current New York Times bestseller, more than two dozen psychiatrists and psychologists offer their consensus view that Trumps mental state presents a clear and present danger to our nation and individual well-being. This is not normal.
Since the start of Donald Trumps presidential run, one single question has quietly yet
urgently permeated the observations of concerned citizens: What is wrong with him?
Constrained by the American Psychiatric Associations Goldwater Rule, which inhibits
mental health professionals from diagnosing public figures they have not personally
examined, many of those qualified to answer this question have shied away from discussing
the issue at all. The public has thus been left to wonder whether he is mad, bad, or both.
In The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump twenty-seven psychiatrists, psychologists and
other mental health experts argue that, in Mr. Trumps case, their moral and civic duty to
warn America supercedes professional neutrality. They then explore Trumps symptoms
and potentially relevant diagnoses to find a complex - if also dangerously mad man.
Philip Zimbardo and Rosemary Sword, for instance, explain Trumps impulsivity in terms
of unbridled and extremepresent hedonism. Craig Malkin writes on pathological narcissism
and politics as a lethal mix. Gail Sheehy, on a lack of trust that exceeds paranoia. Lance
Dodes, on sociopathy. Robert Jay Lifton, on the malignant normality that can set in
everyday life if psychiatrists do not speak up.
His madness is catching, too. From the trauma people have experienced under the
Trump Administration to the cult-like characteristics of his followers, Trump has
created unprecedented mental health consequences across our nation and far beyond.
Its not all in our heads. Its in his.
Host Joanna Manqueros graduated from U.C. Berkeley with a Phi Beta Kappa before earning a Masters in Social Work at S.F. State University. She worked as a therapist at Kaiser Hospital, where she has been co-chair of the Diversity Committee in Psychiatry for many years. In addition, she has been a host of KPFAs Music of the World since 2005.
Bandy X. Lee, M.D., M.Div., is Assistant Clinical Professor in Law and Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine. She earned her degrees at Yale, interned at Bellevue, was Chief Resident at Mass General, and was a Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School. She was also a Fellow of the National Institute of Mental Health. Lee has worked in several maximum-security prisons, cofounded Yales Violence and Health Study Group, and leads a violence prevention collaborators group for the World Health Organization. Shes written more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and chapters, edited eleven academic books, and is author of the textbook Violence. Previously nonpartisan and politically inactive, she recently held a conference at Yale School of Medicine on the ethical rules about discussing the dangerousness of a presidency due to mental instability.
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