January 22, 2018

Shrink’s “Dangerous Case” of Trump derangement leads to ethical breaches

David MenziesMission Specialist


Dr. Bandy Lee would seem to be one hell of a shrink.

She has edited a book called The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump, without ever having Trump on the couch for any sessions.

Except it turns out she breached the American Psychiatric Association’s ethical guidelines diagnosing by a patient without a formal examination, leading the APA to remind members they shouldn’t publicly issue medical opinions about people they haven’t personally examined.

And if Trump’s real-life physician had concerns with his mental health and referred him to a psychiatrist, they’d have to abide by patient confidentiality and privacy rules, too.

The APA notes:

“Using psychiatry for political or self-aggrandizing purposes is stigmatizing for our patients and negatively impacts our profession.”

Lee should have kept her medical opinions to herself, and if she was politically motivated to “forget” her profession’s ethical standards, then it’s a case of “Physician, heal thyself.”

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commented 2018-01-24 18:29:56 -0500
Can you say license revoked.
commented 2018-01-23 13:12:13 -0500
Perhaps, Drew, but is she in perfect health and not an ounce overweight. If that is the criterion for presidency they have to rethink her place in the leftist pantheon.
commented 2018-01-23 02:34:32 -0500
Thanks Paul McCullough.. I would obviously add Maxine Waters to the list…
commented 2018-01-23 02:32:05 -0500
And I wonder why “Dr.” Sanjay Gupta on CNN is getting a pass on his “diagnosis from afar”??…
commented 2018-01-23 01:37:15 -0500
Al Peterson i think many left wingers have some delusion that Oprah would be just like them, i bet they would be surprised at many of her policies if she became President.
commented 2018-01-23 01:35:50 -0500
These quacks do not realize nor do they care how much they hurt others in the practice that have integrity.
commented 2018-01-22 23:22:05 -0500
And, Paul, how about adding the the much vaunted Oprah to the list?
commented 2018-01-22 22:35:44 -0500
- How about now we have Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi & Dr. Bandy Lee undergo the same tests that Trump just passed & compare the results?
commented 2018-01-22 20:44:47 -0500
MIKE LABRIER commented 2018-01-22 15:24:21 -0500
So what happens to someone who embarrasses the profession? The usual nothing?
But I’d still like to know WHY the APA caved in to political pressure and changed ‘homosexuality’ from a mental disorder to a ‘sexual orientation’ in the DSM. Like they recently tried to do with pedophilia…changing it from a mental disorder to a sexual orientation!
It must have been pretty ‘embarrassing’ to go against your ‘science’ – for political reasons…
commented 2018-01-22 20:28:45 -0500
Just a bit of a contrast in the Fake News Liars reactions…

“President Obama is healthy, the White House said Thursday. (June 13, 2014)
An updated medical assessment for the 52-year-old commander-in-chief was delayed more than 2½ years, however.
The president waited from October 2011 until May to update his medical evaluations, the White House conceded, a gap that encompassed his campaign for a second term and remained unexplained by government physicians and his spokesmen.
“The president’s overall health is excellent,” his doctor said in a written statement. “He eats a healthy diet, exercises daily, remains tobacco free, and only drinks alcohol occasionally and in moderation,” U.S. Navy Dr. Ronny L. Jackson reported, adding that Obama chews nicotine gum as an alternative to smoking, and takes occasional over-the-counter pain medication for a tender right foot…”
commented 2018-01-22 20:02:27 -0500
It doesn’t matter to the left that these and other accusations are lies. They want it to be the truth so they think they can make it the truth by carrying on as if it is the truth
As a strategy it is getting old.
commented 2018-01-22 16:42:44 -0500
That’s one shrink to stay away from.
commented 2018-01-22 15:31:52 -0500
Bandy Lee’s patient list must be shrinking since she decided to ignore the ethics of her profession!
At minimum, she should be facing a disciplinary meeting by the APA.
commented 2018-01-22 15:24:21 -0500
So what happens to someone who embarrasses the profession? The usual nothing?
commented 2018-01-22 15:16:53 -0500
Nil Desperandum, Oh ye Lefty Scum,
Ye can shout with all thy might, still though Ye have not Won.
Be a man, it was no scam, Trump is the only One.
He will guide You to the Right,
At this time Ye will know thou have surly won.

May take a while though, considering your mentality.
commented 2018-01-22 15:11:21 -0500
As long as there are straws the leftists will grasp at them in their year long ( and counting) continued derangement syndrome. Perhaps there should be a psychiatric examination of those so afflicted about Trump after so long a time.

Get over it. He is president.