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The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump Audiobook

The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President

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This program is read by Alex Hyde-White, William Dufris, Hillary Huber, Nanette Gartrell, Leonard L. Glass, Luba Kessler, Bandy X. Lee, Elizabeth Mika, P. J. Ochlan, Jennifer Contarino Panning, Thomas Singer, Rosemary Sword, Michael J. Tansey, Betty P. Teng, and Steve Wruble.

The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump describes the consensus view held by two dozen psychiatrists and psychologists that Donald Trump is dangerously mentally ill and that he presents a clear and present danger to the nation and our own mental health.

This is not normal.

Since the start of Donald Trump's presidential run, one question has quietly but urgently permeated the observations of concerned citizens: What is wrong with him? Constrained by the American Psychiatric Association's "Goldwater rule", which inhibits mental health professionals from diagnosing public figures they have not personally examined, many of those qualified to answer this question have shied away from discussing the issue at all. The public has thus been left to wonder whether he is mad, bad, or both.

In The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump, 27 psychiatrists, psychologists, and other mental health experts argue that, in Mr. Trump's case, their moral and civic "duty to warn" America supersedes professional neutrality. They then explore Trump's symptoms and potentially relevant diagnoses to find a complex, if also dangerously mad, man.

Philip Zimbardo and Rosemary Sword, for instance, explain Trump's impulsivity in terms of "unbridled and extreme present hedonism." Craig Malkin speaks about pathological narcissism and politics as a lethal mix. Gail Sheehy, on a lack of trust that exceeds paranoia. Lance Dodes, on sociopathy. Robert Jay Lifton, on the "malignant normality" that can set in everyday life if psychiatrists do not speak up.

His madness is catching, too. From the trauma people have experienced under the Trump administration to the cult-like characteristics of his followers, he has created unprecedented mental health consequences across our nation and beyond.

It's not all in our heads. It's in his.

Expertly compiled by author and editor Bandy X. Lee, this insightful audiobook is mental fuel for the concerned, contemplative listener.

Chapters written by Noam Chomsky, Jennifer Contarino Panning, Howard H. Covitz, Lance Dodes, William J. Doherty, Edwin B. Fisher, Henry J. Friedman, John D. Gartner, Nanette Gartrell, James Gilligan, Leonard L. Glass, James A. Herb, Judith Lewis Herman, Diane Jhueck, Luba Kessler, Bandy X. Lee, Robert Jay Lifton, Craig Malkin, Elizabeth Mika, Dee Mosbacher, David M. Reiss, Tony Schwartz, Gail Sheehy, Thomas Singer, Rosemary Sword, Michael J. Tansey, Betty P. Teng, Harper West, Steve Wruble, and Philip Zimbardo.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2017 Bandy X. Lee; Foreword copyright 2017 Robert J. Lifton (P)2017 Macmillan Audio

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    I learned a lot, but it also scared me! I enjoyed the book a lot.

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    "A MUST Read!"

    The writers of this book are VERY clear about the danger Trump's mental state is to all of us. There are decades of evidence since Trump has been in the media from the time he was a young man. I'm grateful that these well-respected
    professionals felt a strong DUTY to WARN us and wrote this book.

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    Ted Menifee, CA, United States 10-13-17
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    "Experts discuss the world's biggest problem"

    This important book consists of stand-alone articles written by 27 mental health professionals. The articles necessarily differ in style and overall quality, but the majority are very informative.

    Almost every discussion of psychiatric symptoms is right on target, with abundant examples in each case. If you think our president might suffer from narcissism, sociopathy, bipolar disorder, or cognitive decline, you are right- these authors make an excellent case for a combination of those dangerous conditions.

    The most important conclusion of every article is that we are faced with a leader who is unfit to lead, and who could easily drag the world into a nuclear war in the service of his fragile ego. Solving the problem is more difficult than diagnosing it, but one chapter even discusses the application of the 25th amendment.

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    IRENE NEW YORK, NY, United States 10-12-17
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    "A must read for every American!"

    It was fascinating and very educational to see how the various therapists looked at the same problem. I can't remember everything I heard but I certainly got the gist - Donald J Trump is dangerous!

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    "Trump in a Nutshell"

    Excellent review of the mental status of Donald Trump. Those who most need to read it probably won't, unfortunately.

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    Is like a Stephen King novel come to life. Could not put it down. Enjoyed the authors narrating. Well written. Appreciate that respected professionals addressed this huge issue.

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    "A Dire Warning About a Malignant Narcissist!"

    A Must Read, and cogent exposition of the real dangers of the tyrant in office, by those learned enough to take a stand, to warn us. Terrific and terrifying in it's revelations and truth.

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    Felt like a computer was trying to teach a 3rd psychology class. Horrible just horrible.

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    This book was very informative. I've always wanted to know what the experts though about Trump. The book did leave me feeling worried after listening each time because the subject matter was heavy and the realities of what was written was setting in.

    The narration wasn't my favorite. I think it was the authors themselves who did the narration. Some were better than others, but overall it was just okay.

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