Is It Now Time To Discuss President Trump’s Mental State?


WGBH News

Published on Sep 5, 2019

Many people know that the field of psychiatry has typically declared it unethical for practitioners to diagnose public figures from afar, but a schism within the profession has emerged during the Trump presidency. Some experts have argued that given President Trump’s pattern of various troubling behaviors, it is important for the public to have such expert opinion available. Jim Braude was joined by Dr. Leonard Glass, an associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, a psychiatrist at McLean Hospital, and a contributor to the book, ‘The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: :37 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess A President’; and Fergus Cullen, former chair of the New Hampshire Republican Party from 2007 to 2008.

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