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Our Crazy President– evaluate his mental health not on a personal interview, but in talks with his associates and acquaintances

2019-03-18

Laymen and even non-psychiatric physicians might think that the best way to evaluate a person’s mental health would be through a personal interview with the patient himself or herself.  That would be true in the case of a physical illness, but unfortunately, due to the very nature of a psychiatric illness, personal interviews are fraught with misperceptions and even personal risk.

Here is a quote from an article in Salon by Chauncey DeVega:

“The best way to evaluate a person’s mental health is not through a personal interview or self-assessment. Instead it is through speaking with friends, family members and other close colleagues that mental health professionals are best able to assess a given person’s mental health.”

Chauncey alleges that Michael Cohen should fear for his personal safety based on *His mental aberrations and behavior.

In the Salon article, Chauncey interviews Dr. Justin Frank, a psychiatrist with more than 40 years of experience; Dr. Frank has written books on the psychology of President Bush, President Obama, and most recently, President *He who must not be named.

Dr. Frank described Michael Cohen’s public testimony before the House as highly believable, entirely within *His character– so there’s no shocking revelations about Cohen or the *president, it’s all exactly as we would expect.

 

He who must not be named made a speech at the Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) annual convention recently.  It was long, for him; two hours and ten minutes.  It was wide-ranging, covering many topics and returning to many of his favorite themes.  “It was also a delusional, nightmarish monologue, full of lies and violent images, manifestly the work of someone who lives in his own reality.”  Not to repeat any of his claims here is a mercy to my readers.  To conclude, however, what he said makes clear that he is disconnected from objective reality.

(cartoon courtesy of pixabay.com and Conmongt)

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