Psychoanalysis in the 2016 campaign

The American Psychiatric association says:

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:


The advantages of bike share

It’s bicycle weekend in Washington, D.C. Yesterday, it was Ride Your Bike to Work Day. Today is supposed to be a big bike event near the baseball stadium (but it’s been raining all day and I don’t feel like getting wet). Tomorrow, city streets will be closed of so bicyclists can take over the area.

I use my regular bike on weekends, but I bike share during the week. Here’s why:

World’s oldest person dies, now the new oldest person is 116

I saw this headline on Jezebel:
World’s Oldest Person and the Last American Born in the 1800s Dies at 116
When I saw this, I thought that if she was the world’s oldest person, doesn’t that make her the last person born in the 1800s? I was wrong:

Her death leaves a 116-year-old woman from Verbania, Italy, Emma Morano, as the world’s oldest person, and the only living person who was born in the 1800s. … Moreno was just a few months younger than Jones, according to the organization, which attempts to track all living supercentenarians.

There’s only one person left in the world who was born in the 19th century. That’s remarkable, but kind of obvious.