The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump

27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President

Author: Bandy X. Lee

Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books

ISBN: 1250179467

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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The New York Times bestseller! More than two dozen psychiatrists and psychologists offer their consensus view that Trump's mental state presents a clear and present danger to our nation and individual well-being. This is not normal. Since the start of Donald Trump’s presidential run, one question has quietly but urgently permeated the observations of concerned citizens: What is wrong with him? Constrained by the American Psychiatric Association’s “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. Trump’s case, their moral and civic “duty to warn” America supersedes professional neutrality. They then explore Trump’s symptoms and potentially relevant diagnoses to find a complex, if also dangerously mad, man. Philip Zimbardo and Rosemary Sword, for instance, explain Trump’s impulsivity in terms of “unbridled and extreme present 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, he has created unprecedented mental health consequences across our nation and beyond. It’s not all in our heads. It’s in his. "There will not be a book published this fall more urgent, important, or controversial than The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump...profound, illuminating and discomforting" —Bill Moyers

The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump

27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President

Author: Bandy X. Lee

Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books

ISBN: 1250179459

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

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Explores the consensus of more than two dozen psychiatrists and psychologists that President Donald Trump is dangerously mentally ill and that he presents a clear and present danger to the nation. --Publisher

The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump

35 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President - Updated and Expanded with New Essays

Author: Bandy X. Lee

Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books

ISBN: 9781250212863

Category: Political Science

Page: 496

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As this bestseller predicted, Trump has only grown more erratic and dangerous as the pressures on him mount. This new edition includes new essays bringing the book up to date—because this is still not normal. Originally released in fall 2017, The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump was a runaway bestseller. Alarmed Americans and international onlookers wanted to know: What is wrong with him? That question still plagues us. The Trump administration has proven as chaotic and destructive as its opponents feared, and the man at the center of it all remains a cipher. Constrained by the APA’s “Goldwater rule,” which inhibits mental health professionals from diagnosing public figures they have not personally examined, many of those qualified to weigh in on the issue have shied away from discussing it at all. The public has thus been left to wonder whether he is mad, bad, or both. The prestigious mental health experts who have contributed to the revised and updated version of The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump argue that their moral and civic "duty to warn" supersedes professional neutrality. Whatever affects him, affects the nation: From the trauma people have experienced under the Trump administration to the cult-like characteristics of his followers, he has created unprecedented mental health consequences across our nation and beyond. With eight new essays (about one hundred pages of new material), this edition will cover the dangerous ramifications of Trump's unnatural state. It’s not all in our heads. It’s in his.

Twilight of American Sanity

A Psychiatrist Analyzes the Age of Trump

Author: Allen Frances, M.D.

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062394525

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

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A landmark book, from “one of the world’s most prominent psychiatrists” (The Atlantic, June 2017): Eminent psychiatrist Allen Frances analyzes the national psyche, viewing the rise of Donald J. Trump as darkly symptomatic of a deeper societal distress. Equally challenging and profound, Twlilight of American Sanity makes sense of our time and charts the way forward. It is comforting to see President Donald Trump as a crazy man, a one-off, an exception—not a reflection on us or our democracy. But in ways I never anticipated, his rise was absolutely predictable and a mirror on our soul. … What does it say about us, that we elected someone so manifestly unfit and unprepared to determine mankind’s future? Trump is a symptom of a world in distress, not its sole cause. Blaming him for all our troubles misses the deeper, underlying societal sickness that made possible his unlikely ascent. Calling Trump crazy allows us to avoid confronting the craziness in our society—if we want to get sane, we must first gain insight about ourselves. Simply put: Trump isn’t crazy, but our society is. –from TWILIGHT OF AMERICAN SANITY More than three years in the making: the world's leading expert on psychiatric diagnosis, past leader of the American Psychiatric Association’s DSM (“the bible of psychology”), and author of the influential international bestseller on the medicalization of ordinary life, Saving Normal, draws upon his vast experience to deliver a powerful critique of modern American society’s collective slide away from sanity and offers an urgently needed prescription for reclaiming our bearings. Widely cited in recent months as the man who quite literally wrote the diagnostic criteria for narcissism, Allen Frances, M.D., has been at the center of the debate surrounding President Trump’s mental state—quoted in Evan Osnos’s May 2017 New Yorker article (“How Trump Could Get Fired”) and publishing a much-shared opinion letter in the New York Times (“An Eminent Psychiatrist Demurs on Trump’s Mental State”). Frances argues that Trump is "bad not mad"--that the real question to wrestle with is how we as a country could have chosen him as our leader. To answer this, Frances looks deeply at at the American past and present, in hope of Twilight of American Sanity is an essential work for understanding our national crisis.

The Time Cure

Overcoming PTSD with the New Psychology of Time Perspective Therapy

Author: Philip Zimbardo,Richard Sword,Rosemary Sword

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118205677

Category: Education

Page: 310

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In this follow up to The Time Paradox, an internationally known psychologist and a PTSD specialist offers a proven approach for those suffering with post-traumatic stress disorder that features techniques that help sufferers focus on a positive future.

A Clear and Present Danger

Narcissism in the Era of Donald Trump

Author: Steven Buser,Leonard Cruz

Publisher: Chiron Publications

ISBN: 1630513970

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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Narcissism is epidemic and there is scarcely a domain that is immune to its effects. A Clear and Present Danger: Narcissism in the Era of Donald Trump brings together bestselling authors, university professors, and practicing clinicians to explore this vital topic. “Every country has the government it deserves,” said Alexis de Tocqueville, author of Democracy in America. Whatever history eventually records about the 2016 presidential election, this frank and thoughtful exploration of narcissism will prove to be a timely and timeless study. Narcissism demands to be mirrored and refuses to be challenged. It demands acclaim, obedience, and accommodation, while disregarding others. Whether narcissism overtakes the home, the workplace, or the national stage, everyone who comes under Narcissus’s spell, both the narcissist and their subjects, suffer. Pundits insist that politics has seldom been as polarized as it became during the 2016 election in the United States. This was a coincidence of opposites, a coincidentia oppositorum. While Donald Trump galvanized vast numbers of angry, disaffected voters, Senator Bernie Sanders mobilized enormous crowds of young voters who seemed passionately committed to revolutionizing American politics. Regardless of the winner of the contest between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, it is vital to recognize what is happening on this global stage of politics. A Clear and Present Danger: Narcissism in the Era of Donald Trump explores the phenomenon of Trump as well as the vast landscape of narcissism in general. The contributors share a hope that these essays will become a mirror for the reader and for a nation called to examine itself. Dr. Estés reminds us in the closing pages, “We were made for times like these.” (Contributors include: Jean Shinoda Bolen, James Hollis, Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Susan Rowland, and more than a dozen others. For more information: trumpnarcissism.com)

All I Ever Wanted to Know about Donald Trump I Learned From His Tweets

A Psychological Exploration of the President via Twitter

Author: N.A

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1510729844

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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We had to figure that by electing a decidedly non-career-politician, that things would be... different. But is this any way to run a country? Many opinions have been shared about Donald Trump, but we can learn so much more about the man via what he himself says – in 140 characters or less. Trump has tweeted nearly 35,000 times since launching @realDonaldTrump in March 2009, commenting on everything from immigration to policy climate change to even pop culture. As President, Trump tweets without ceasing, sometimes a dozen times a day, seemingly during important events and meetings. Apparently he believes that twitter is an effective tool for him to drive his agenda. But it’s one thing to be a brash, bold, and outspoken, maverick businessman, it’s quite another when the leader of the most powerful country in the world is talking politics as stream of consciousness.

Narcissism and Politics

Dreams of Glory

Author: Jerrold M. Post

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316094405

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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In this age of narcissism, the proliferation of politicians with significant narcissistic personality features is dramatic. Driven by dreams of glory, they seem to find the spotlight that the arena of politics provides irresistible. This book analyzes narcissism and politics and systematically explores the psychology of narcissism - the entitlement, the grandiosity and arrogance overlying insecurity, the sensitivity to criticism, and the hunger for acclaim - illustrating different narcissistic personality features through a spectrum of international and national politicians. It addresses the power of charismatic leader-follower relationships, as well as the impact of age and illness on leaders driven by dreams of glory.

If Only They Didn't Speak English

Notes From Trump's America

Author: Jon Sopel

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 147353075X

Category: Political Science

Page: 400

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'You see, if only they didn’t speak English in America, then we’d treat it as a foreign country – and probably understand it a lot better’ ‘the sanest man in America’ – Bill Bryson ‘Jon Sopel nails it’ – Emily Maitlis **With a brand new chapter, charting Trump's first year in power** As the BBC’s North America Editor, Jon Sopel has had a pretty busy time of it lately. In the time it’s taken for a reality star to go from laughing stock to leader of the free world, Jon has travelled the length and breadth of the United States, experiencing it from a perspective that most of us could only dream of: he has flown aboard Air Force One, interviewed President Obama and has even been described as ‘a beauty’ by none other than Donald Trump. Through music, film, literature, TV and even through the food we eat and the clothes that we wear we all have a highly developed sense of what America is and through our shared, tangled history we claim a special relationship. But America today feels about as alien a country as you could imagine. It is fearful, angry and impatient for change. In this fascinating, insightful portrait of American life and politics, Jon Sopel sets out to answer our questions about a country that once stood for the grandest of dreams, but which is now mired in a storm of political extremism, racial division and increasingly perverse beliefs.

Rethinking Narcissism

The Bad---and Surprising Good---About Feeling Special

Author: Dr. Craig Malkin

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062348124

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

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Harvard Medical School psychologist and Huffington Post blogger Craig Malkin addresses the "narcissism epidemic," by illuminating the spectrum of narcissism, identifying ways to control the trait, and explaining how too little of it may be a bad thing. "What is narcissism?" is one of the fastest rising searches on Google, and articles on the topic routinely go viral. Yet, the word "narcissist" seems to mean something different every time it's uttered. People hurl the word as insult at anyone who offends them. It's become so ubiquitous, in fact, that it's lost any clear meaning. The only certainty these days is that it's bad to be a narcissist—really bad—inspiring the same kind of roiling queasiness we feel when we hear the words sexist or racist. That's especially troubling news for millennials, the people born after 1980, who've been branded the "most narcissistic generation ever." In Rethinking Narcissism readers will learn that there's far more to narcissism than its reductive invective would imply. The truth is that we all fall on a spectrum somewhere between utter selflessness on the one side, and arrogance and grandiosity on the other. A healthy middle exhibits a strong sense of self. On the far end lies sociopathy. Malkin deconstructs healthy from unhealthy narcissism and offers clear, step-by-step guidance on how to promote healthy narcissism in our partners, our children, and ourselves.

Collusion

Secret Meetings, Dirty Money, and how Russia Helped Donald Trump Win

Author: Luke Harding

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0525562516

Category: History

Page: 354

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"A Vintage Books original"--Copyright page.

Trump is F*cking Crazy

Author: Keith Olbermann

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0525533869

Category: Political Science

Page: 448

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Since Trump's presidential nomination, Olbermann's web monologues have garnered a new generation of fans and followers. Here he takes our Commander in Chief and his politics apart with journalistic acuity and his classic in-your-face humor.

Bearing Witness to Change

Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology Practice

Author: Ezra Griffith,Michael A. Norko,Alec Buchanan,Madelon V. Baranoski,Howard Zonana

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1315351064

Category: Law

Page: 408

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This book explores the response of forensic psychiatry and psychology to changes over the last several decades. It presents the disciplines themselves as change agents that have shaped forensic work, public policy, and law. Topics include selected developments in forensic practice, the management and treatment of individuals who have had involvement with law enforcement systems, and the application of administrative principles to the management of forensic entities.

Pack Leader Psychology

Unleash Your Primal Powers to Gain Confidence, Strengthen Relationships, Claim Respect, and Become a Pack Leader of Pe

Author: Harper West

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 1457511215

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

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Transform yourself into a calm, assertive pack leader of people. Apply the simple, but powerful, concepts of a popular dog-training method to human psychology and learn how to gain self-acceptance, stop self-blaming, discover your authentic self, strengthen your personality and have more-fulfilling relationships. Based on the indisputable primal behaviors of fight-or-flight and key ideas from social psychology, you'll learn: how to spot people who want to take advantage of you how to attract emotionally healthy people into your life how to raise children with strong self-worth and how to unleash yourself from unhealthy emotional responses. Harper West is a psychotherapist, speaker, consultant and pack leader - of course! In learning to be an assertive pack leader to her dog, she uncovered a framework about human behavior that readers can immediately apply to all aspects of their lives. She has a master's degree in clinical psychology, but, more important, an advanced degree of wisdom gained after unflinchingly examining her life and completely transforming her personality based on Pack Leader Psychology principles."

Rocket Man

Nuclear Madness and the Mind of Donald Trump

Author: John Gartner,Steven Buser

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781630515898

Category: Political Science

Page: 228

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Will President Trump destroy civilization or win the Nobel Peace Prize? Never before have the nuclear codes been in the hands of a man who many observers view as unstable and erratic. The 24 experts who contributed to this book analyze President Trump's behavior hoping to provide insights into what may be the most urgent question of our time.

Trumpism

The Shaming of Our Nation; Stress 2016

Author: Paschal Baute, Ed.d.,Paschal Baute Ed D

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781539413226

Category:

Page: 78

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TRUMPISM is the emerging nationalist and authoritarian movement consisting of an invincible emotional bond of Mr. Trump with his followers. The bond evokes fear, anger, distrust, suspicion. It is empowered by a rhetoric evoking grievance against all politicians and the media. It uses slogans to arouse anger and negative feelings; it is not hindered by facts or critical thinking. Winning by whatever means possible, even by bullying and serial lying, is the primary objective. Adulation of the leader excuses his tactics. Dr. Baute, retired psychologist, distinguishes components contributing to this fascist movement. Two Companion volumes: Stress, 2016 and Managing. Each contains seven chapters. These include understanding implicit bias, machismo masculinity, and six chapters to help learn reframing. This is a book written for everyone in our country to help understand what is happening in this presidential election of 2016.

General Psychopathology

Author: Karl Jaspers,J. Hoenig,Marian W. Hamilton

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801858154

Category: Psychology

Page: 922

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In 1910, Karl Jaspers wrote a seminal essay on morbid jealousy in which he laid the foundation for the psychopathological phenomenology that through his work and the work of Hans Gruhle and Kurt Schneider, among others, would become the hallmark of the Heidelberg school of psychiatry. In General Psychopathology, his most important contribution to the Heidelberg school, Jaspers critiques the scientific aspirations of psychotherapy, arguing that in the realm of the human, the explanation of behavior through the observation of regularity and patterns in it ( Erklärende Psychologie) must be supplemented by an understanding of the "meaning-relations" experienced by human beings ( Verstehende Psychologie).

Anatomy of Terror: From the Death of bin Laden to the Rise of the Islamic State

Author: Ali Soufan

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 039324203X

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

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"Anyone who wants to understand the world we live in now should read this book." —Lawrence Wright To eliminate the scourge of terrorism, we must first know who the enemy actually is, and what his motivations are. In Anatomy of Terror, former FBI special agent and New York Times best-selling author Ali Soufan dissects Osama bin Laden’s brand of jihadi terrorism and its major offshoots, revealing how these organizations were formed, how they operate, their strengths, and—crucially—their weaknesses. This riveting account examines the new Islamic radicalism through the stories of its flag-bearers, including a U.S. Air Force colonel who once served Saddam Hussein, a provincial bookworm who declared himself caliph of all Muslims, and bin Laden’s own beloved son Hamza, a prime candidate to lead the organization his late father founded. Anatomy of Terror lays bare the psychology and inner workings of al-Qaeda, the Islamic State, and their spawn, and shows how the spread of terror can be stopped. Winner of the Airey Neave Memorial Book Prize

The Life of the Self

Toward a New Psychology

Author: Robert Jay Lifton

Publisher: Basic Books (AZ)

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 190

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Articulates concepts and principles developed by Lifton through various studies and writings, integrating Freudian and post-Freudian assumptions into a view of life's continuity and the self's powers of assimilation and renewal

The Making of Donald Trump

Author: David Cay Johnston

Publisher: Melville House

ISBN: 161219687X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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A Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist draws from nearly thirty years of reporting on Donald Trump to trace the mogul's career in real estate and ascent to the top of the 2016 Republican presidential ticket.