The American Psychoatric association is calling for an end to the “armchair” Pschiatry of President Trump that is being exhibited in the media.
The Daily Wire reported: The American Psychiatric Association, the largest organization of its kind in the nation, has called for an end to "armchair" psychiatry after endless claims that President Trump is mentally unstable and unfit for office.
The APA said there is something known as the “The Goldwater Rule,” which deems it unethical for psychiatrists to claim to have diagnosed public figures whom they have not professionally examined.
"Today, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) reiterates its continued and unwavering commitment to the ethical principle known as 'The Goldwater Rule.' We at the APA call for an end to psychiatrists providing professional opinions in the media about public figures whom they have not examined, whether it be on cable news appearances, books, or in social media. Armchair psychiatry or the use of psychiatry as a political tool is the misuse of psychiatry and is unacceptable and unethical," the APA said.
Critics claim Trump lacks the mental faculties required for the presidency. Some claim Trump suffers from dementia. MSNBC host Joe Scarborough in November claimed "people close to him during the campaign" have told him that Trump suffers from the invasive disease and called for government leaders to invoke the Constitution's 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office.
Talking directly to Trump on one show, Scarborough said, "You represent 325 million people whose lives are literally in your hands, and we are facing a showdown with a nuclear power and you have somebody inside the White House that the New York Daily News says is mentally unfit; that people close to him say is mentally unfit; that people close to him during the campaign told me had early stages of dementia."
More recently, Yale University psychiatry professor Dr. Bandy X. Lee, editor of “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President,” said Trump's mental health is “unraveling." She actually met with more than a dozen U.S. lawmakers in December, delivering a presentation on why Trump posed a “public health risk." The private meetings lasted more than 16 hours over two days, Politico reported.
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