-Trump’s lack of EMPATHY: Sign of mental illness

“He pisses ice water.” This is what Donald Trump’s notorious mentor, attorney Roy Cohn, had to say about Donald’s empathy or caring about other people. This is a telling statement coming from Cohn who was an attorney for gangsters and Senator Joseph McCarthy during his 1950s discredited televised red-baiting anticommunist campaign known as McCarthyism. Cohn … Read more-Trump’s lack of EMPATHY: Sign of mental illness

-We have all the information we need to diagnose Donald Trump

Psychiatrists and psychologists are saying they cannot make psychological diagnoses of Donald Trump because they have not personally examined him. This is a false statement. Psychological diagnoses are not made using blood tests, x-rays, stethoscopes, or biopsies. Professionals make diagnoses by observing behavior and hearing what people have to say or refuse to say. They … Read more-We have all the information we need to diagnose Donald Trump

-Chronic Faultfinding = Sign of a Mental Illness.

Monday, the first sentence of a New York Times article stated “President Donald Trump spent the eve of his first summit with President Vladimir Putin of Russia finding fault with allies, Barack Obama and the news media…” I emphasize the “finding fault” part of the sentence since chronically finding faults in others and themselves is … Read more-Chronic Faultfinding = Sign of a Mental Illness.

-Should people offer OPINIONS as to possible mental illnesses in others?

Today I gave a presentation to a group of about fifty people who were interested in learning more about Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). One individual said she took issue with reducing people to a collection of symptoms. She emphasized the point that these patients are in a great deal of pain. She also said only … Read more-Should people offer OPINIONS as to possible mental illnesses in others?

-What explains Trump’s Delusions?

Much of a Borderline’s (person suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder – BPD) thinking is based on delusions, which are false beliefs that cannot be altered by logic, reason, or facts. Possibly the simplest way to understand how a Borderline thinks is explained by these two statements, “feelings create facts” and “emotions hijack logic.” This thought … Read more-What explains Trump’s Delusions?

-High-Functioning Borderline Personality Disorder

An important thing to know in trying to understand Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is the distinction between sufferers who are high-functioning and low-functioning. About 6% of the population has this condition but only one in four end up receiving the diagnosis. The ones who are diagnosed are usually the low-functioning individuals who are suicidal, self-mutilate, … Read more-High-Functioning Borderline Personality Disorder

-Short list of BPD criteria versus Trump’s behavior

Here are the 9 criteria to diagnose Borderline Personality Disorder compared to Trump’s behavior (he appears to meet 8 of them): 1. Relationship problems due to chronic faultfinding – YES 2. Reckless impulsivity (sex, spending – bankruptcies) – YES 3. Emotionally unstable – YES 4. Uncontrolled anger – YES 5. Self-mutilation and/or suicide attempts – … Read more-Short list of BPD criteria versus Trump’s behavior

-Faultfinding & Anger

Relationship problems due to chronically finding faults in others and anger are the two traits that best distinguish Borderline Personality Disorder from the other personality disorders (such as narcissistic personality disorder). Here are two examples showing these traits are very much embedded in Donald Trump’s character: Relationship Problems!   Anger  

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