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    Donald Trump is not mentally ill, according to the man who created the manual on how to diagnose mental illness.

    Dr Allen Frances was chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University when he oversaw the task force to build today's psychiatry manual.

    He has been scathing about the president, branding him a narcissist and ruthless self-promoter.

    However, he dismisses the scores of 'armchair diagnoses' from health professionals who claim Trump must be mentally ill.

    According to Dr Frances, the 72-year-old does not fit the criteria for narcissistic personality disorder, delusional disorder, and dementia - the illnesses most commonly ascribed to him.
    So he's got no excuse for his dreadful behaviour.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SueEllen View Post
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    So he's got no excuse for his dreadful behaviour.
    He can't help being a ****.
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    The guy that wrote the book dismisses analysis that Trump is mentally ill by armchair doctors, and then declares him not mentally ill without examination.

    Isn't it against the psychiatrist code of conduct to speculate on someone's mental health without talking to them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFaQQer View Post
    The guy that wrote the book dismisses analysis that Trump is mentally ill by armchair doctors, and then declares him not mentally ill without examination.

    Isn't it against the psychiatrist code of conduct to speculate on someone's mental health without talking to them?
    I think you shouldn't diagnose. He is excluding diagnoses.

    Edit: no you're right. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goldwater_rule

    Or are you? Narcissistic personality disorder, delusional disorder, and dementia are possibly not psychiatric conditions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladyuk View Post
    I think you shouldn't diagnose. He is excluding diagnoses.

    Edit: no you're right. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goldwater_rule

    Or are you? Narcissistic personality disorder, delusional disorder, and dementia are possibly not psychiatric conditions.
    Yep that's why Dr Allen Frances was crafty enough to use some of those conditions as he can argue they are not psychiatric conditions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFaQQer View Post
    The guy that wrote the book dismisses analysis that Trump is mentally ill by armchair doctors, and then declares him not mentally ill without examination.

    Isn't it against the psychiatrist code of conduct to speculate on someone's mental health without talking to them?
    What does your shrink say?
    His heart is in the right place - shame we can't say the same about his brain...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mordac View Post
    What does your shrink say?
    He can't discuss it right now - too busy googling a diagnosis for the mental issues of NLUK's accountant.
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    Maybe he's physically ill though, those small hands, that strange hue of orange...
    Brexit is having a wee in the middle of the room at a house party because nobody is talking to you, and then complaining about the smell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SueEllen View Post
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    So he's got no excuse for his dreadful behaviour.
    Surely anyone who can't see that heaven on earth has been brought about by decades of liberal orthodoxy is clinically insane?

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    Quote Originally Posted by excon View Post
    Surely anyone who can't see that heaven on earth has been brought about by decades of liberal orthodoxy is clinically insane?
    Yeah because authoritarian right-wing dictatorships have been huge successes when tried in Germany, Spain, Argentina, various countres in South America, Africa and Asia.

    But back on point, Trump is not really much of anything at all as much as he's thick as mince.
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