On occasion psychiatrists are asked for an opinion about an individual who is in the light of public attention or who has disclosed information about himself/herself through public media. In such circumstances, a psychiatrist may share with the public his or her expertise about psychiatric issues in general. However, it is unethical for a psychiatrist to offer a professional opinion unless he or she has conducted an examination and has been granted proper authorization for such a statement. …
“The unique atmosphere of this year’s election cycle may lead some to want to psychoanalyze the candidates,” Maria A. Oquendo, president of the APA, wrote, “but to do so would not only be unethical, it would be irresponsible.”
Meanwhile, what’s happening in the world of the pseudo-psychiatrist mucus-based tangerine life form?
Donald Trump unleashed a series of personal attacks Saturday against his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, mocking her appearance and questioning her mental health several times during a New Hampshire campaign rally and on social media.
“She is a totally unhinged person. She’s unbalanced. And all you have to do is watch her, see her, read about her,” Trump said during a campaign rally in Windham, N.H., Saturday evening. “She will cause — if she wins, which hopefully she won’t — the destruction of our country from within.” …
“Now you tell me she looks presidential, folks. I look presidential,” he said in another instance.
Anyone have anything to say about that?
Of course, there is a long accepted psychiatric treatment for narcissistic egomaniacs with delusions of grandeur: