In a written letter, a group of psychiatrists have asked President Obama to command President-elect Trump to submit to a “a full medical and neuropsychiatric evaluation.”
The psychiatrists believe that Trump “cannot distinguish between fantasy and reality,” and therefore, want Obama to make Trump get evaluated.
Nanette Gartrell, Dee Mosbacher and Judith Herman are the authors of the letter and the concerned mental health specialists that reached out to the president on November 29th.
According to The Huffington Post, the letter is legitimate.
“Dear President Obama,
We are writing to express our grave concern regarding the mental stability of our President-Elect. Professional standards do not permit us to venture a diagnosis for a public figure whom we have not evaluated personally. Nevertheless, his widely reported symptoms of mental instability — including grandiosity, impulsivity, hypersensitivity to slights or criticism, and an apparent inability to distinguish between fantasy and reality — lead us to question his fitness for the immense responsibilities of the office. We strongly recommend that, in preparation for assuming these responsibilities, he receive a full medical and neuropsychiatric evaluation by an impartial team of investigators.”
Two of the authors of the controversial advice, Gartrell and Moshacher are married and have been together for 40 years.
Gartrell, a retired psychiatry professor, is currently the principal researcher for the US National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study. The organization monitors lesbians who have children via artificial insemination.
Mosbacher is a retired filmmaker and practicing psychiatrist in San Francisco. According to her bio, she “understands the suffering caused by homophobia from a psychological and psychosocial point of view.”
Mosbacher’s father, Robert Mosbacher, was the U.S. commerce secretary under President George H.W. Bush from 1989 to 1992.
Herman, the third author of the letter to the president regarding Trump’s mental stability works part-time as a psychiatry professor at Harvard Medical School.
She is the author of a book entitled Father-Daughter Incest.
The Huffington Post’s publication of the letter includes the definition of narcissistic personality disorder via the American Psychiatric Association (APA). They also links to interviews (on Facebook and on YouTube) with Lynne Meyer, a clinical psychologist “trained in South Africa” who is concerned about President-elect Trump’s tenure as president.
Referring to a character trait of a narcissist, “If someone does criticize them, even in a Tweet or on a television comedy show, it triggers this deep and painful lack of self-esteem and they MUST lash out to relieve the pain of the criticism,” The Huffington Post reports.
H/T: The Daily Caller
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