The controversial, contradictory, unpredictable and sometimes outraging actions and remarks made by the president of the United States of America, have a common reason in the eyes of several American psychiatrists.
Experts and professors of psychiatry have gathered in the Yale’s School of Medicine on Thursday to discuss the mental status of the disputed new head of state following a 100 days of his rule that created an intense polarization of the nation and the revival of radical ideologies, thought to have gone extinct long ago.
The trends that have come along and followed the ascendance of Mr. Trump to power are reflected in the eyes of the doctors through his mental condition.
Warning to the public
“We have an ethical responsibility to warn the public about Donald Trump’s dangerous mental illness” said one of the mental health professionals, Dr. John Gartner, a practicing psychotherapist.
The academic man founded with twelve fellow psychiatrists an organization, Duty to Warn, advocating the unfitness of the new leader of “the free world” for his new positions, criticizing his psychological state to be paranoid, delusional, grandiose and narcissist.
They support their rhetoric with the base of several incidents, taking as a prime example the denial of the state leader to the footage taken at his inauguration; claiming that the event witnessed a record mass of crowd attending to celebrate his constitutional oath and speech.
“I’ve worked with some of the most dangerous people our society produces, directing mental health programs in prisons. I’ve worked with murderers and rapists.
I can recognize dangerousness from a mile away. You don’t have to be an expert on dangerousness or spend fifty years studying it like I have in order to know how dangerous this man is” A statement made by James Gilligan, a psychiatrist and professor at New York University in the Yale University conference.