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Yale Psychiatry Prof Says Trump’s Mental State is Cause for Emergency

Yale Psychiatry Prof Says Trump’s Mental State is Cause for Emergency

“no choice but to “speak out.”

I think millions of Americans are much more concerned with the mental state of today’s college students.

Campus Reform reports:

Yale prof: Trump’s ‘mental impairment’ a ‘state of emergency’

A Yale University professor of psychiatry has continued to push the ethical boundaries of her field by once again saying President Trump’s “mental impairment” makes him unfit for office.

Professor Bandy Lee, an instructor in Yale’s Department of Psychiatry, sat down with Chauncey DeVega to discuss her controversial approach to the President, saying that the “situation has come to such a critical level” that she had no choice but to “speak out.”

“In fact, a state of emergency exists and we could no longer hold back,” she added, arguing that the “highest ethical principles” of her field actually mandate that she speak out.

“We have an obligation to because many lives and our survival may be at stake,” she continued, discussing an April conference she organized for like-minded colleagues called “Duty to Warn,” the name of which references a psychologist’s immunity from legal repercussions when disclosing information about a client who exhibits violent behavior.

As Campus Reform previously reported, the conference claimed to have an “ethical responsibility” to inform the American public about Trump’s “dangerous mental illness,” a defense Lee reiterated in her interview with DeVega.


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Since Trump is not a client of hers, she needs to, um, find something else to do.

    Walker Evans in reply to daitken. | May 31, 2017 at 3:08 pm

    You beat me to it! The psychiatrists and psychologists I have known have all stated that it is unethical to make an evaluation of someone you have not personally treated. Moreover, to make such statements in a public venue is dangerous, as people may take action on the psych’s supposed expertise.

daniel_ream | May 31, 2017 at 3:23 pm

I think millions of Americans are much more concerned with the mental state of today’s college professors.

Unprofessional, unethical and unscientific. No wonder she “teaches” at Yale. I wonder if she is a contemporary of Fauxcohontas Warren?

Trump Derangement Syndrome, and the mental problems related to it, such as infantilism and the bulk creation of liberal snowflakes, would be of greater concern to a real psychiatrist.

We should not be surprised by this woman’s pronouncements. She is using a time-honored leftist tactic that was originally developed to send people to the Gulag if they disagreed with orthodox communist political thinking. If the “progressives” had their way, any breach of political correctness would be sufficient to send any of us to the Gulag.

“In the Soviet Union, a systematic political abuse of psychiatry took place and was based on the interpretation of political dissent as a psychiatric problem. It was called “psychopathological mechanisms” of dissent. During the leadership of General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev, psychiatry was used as a tool to eliminate political opponents (“dissidents”) who openly expressed beliefs that contradicted official dogma.”

Dr Lee’s ,

Dr. Bandy Lee is a violence studies specialist. Trained as a psychiatrist at Yale and Harvard Universities, she focused on public-sector work as chief resident and on anthropological research in East Africa as a fellow of the National Institute of Mental Health. In addition, she worked in several maximum-security prisons throughout the United States, consulted with governments in Ireland and France, and helped to set up violence prevention programs both in the U.S. and abroad. She is currently on the faculty of the Law and Psychiatry Division and teaches students representing asylum seekers or studying to become public defenders at Yale Law School. She also served as Director of Research for the Center for the Study of Violence, as consultant to the World Health Organization and several other United Nations agencies. Her interests are in global health approaches to violence prevention and interdisciplinary discourse.

Progressive SJW Snowflake much?

pilgrim1949 | June 1, 2017 at 8:58 am

Considering that one of the hallmarks of a malignant narcissist is a DEFCON 1, launch-all-missiles attack response to any criticism of the individual or anything the individual might say, might I humbly offer the following to those who are foaming-at-the-mouth with their ASS-tute diagnoses of the current president:

1. Look in the mirror.
2. Repeat step 1 a few dozen times, thoughtfully (a bit of a stretch for most, I realize).
3. Physician/Psychiatrist, heal thyself.
4. Under which rock have you been living for the past 8 years?

Lots of plank-filled eyes desperately seeking to find the specks in the eyes of others.