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Psychiatry group tells members they can defy ‘Goldwater rule’ and comment on Trump’s mental health
Yahoo ^ | 07/25/2017 | Sharon Begley

Posted on 07/25/2017 11:23:08 AM PDT by DFG

A leading psychiatry group has told its members they should not feel bound by a longstanding rule against commenting publicly on the mental state of public figures — even the president.

The statement, an email this month from the executive committee of the American Psychoanalytic Association to its 3,500 members, represents the first significant crack in the profession’s decades-old united front aimed at preventing experts from discussing the psychiatric aspects of politicians’ behavior. It will likely make many of its members feel more comfortable speaking openly about President Trump’s mental health.

The impetus for the email was “belief in the value of psychoanalytic knowledge in explaining human behavior,” said psychoanalytic association past president Dr. Prudence Gourguechon, a psychiatrist in Chicago. “We don’t want to prohibit our members from using their knowledge responsibly.”

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KEYWORDS: apa; goldwater; psychiatry
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1 posted on 07/25/2017 11:23:09 AM PDT by DFG
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To: DFG

(sigh)....CW II is just around the bend, apparently.


2 posted on 07/25/2017 11:25:52 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: DFG
commenting publicly on the mental state of public figures

Maxine Waters begs a comment or two...Pelosi, Schumer, Al Franken....Lieawatha......that guy that thought Guam might flip over.....definitely.
3 posted on 07/25/2017 11:25:55 AM PDT by Zarro (Oh, we don't call them the "MSM" any longer; they are now the "Basket of Detestables")
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To: DFG

Laughable

Hey, how bout analyzing pathological lists and power mad traitors who sell their country out . . . Like Obamas and Clintons?


4 posted on 07/25/2017 11:26:37 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat ("Liberalism is a mental disorder" On FULL Display NOW! Boycott Mex/Can, nba NFL PepsiCO Kellogg's)
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To: DFG

Wow, so many professionals willing to throw away their reputation - and for what? Pure hatred of President Trump. It doesn’t seem worth it to me.


5 posted on 07/25/2017 11:27:44 AM PDT by \/\/ayne (I regret that I have but one subscription cancellation notice to give to my local newspaper.)
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To: DFG

Okay, when the next (D) president comes along it’ll be cool, yes?.......................


6 posted on 07/25/2017 11:27:56 AM PDT by Red Badger (Road Rage lasts 5 minutes. Road Rash lasts 5 months!.....................)
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To: DFG

Okay, when the next (D) president comes along it’ll be cool, yes?.......................


7 posted on 07/25/2017 11:27:58 AM PDT by Red Badger (Road Rage lasts 5 minutes. Road Rash lasts 5 months!.....................)
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To: DFG

Two words: Slander. Libel.


8 posted on 07/25/2017 11:28:06 AM PDT by mewzilla (Was Obama surveilling John Roberts? Might explain a lot.)
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To: DFG

Is this the same leading psychiatric group that, in the 1970’s, amended their manual to remove homosexuality from the list of mental defects?


9 posted on 07/25/2017 11:28:35 AM PDT by VietVet876
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Let it be quick and merciless.


10 posted on 07/25/2017 11:29:28 AM PDT by mrmeyer (You can't conquer a free man; the most you can do is kill him. Robert Heinlein)
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To: \/\/ayne

“Wow, so many professionals willing to throw away their reputation - and for what? Pure hatred of President Trump. It doesn’t seem worth it to me.”

Big Media will protect and esteem them.


11 posted on 07/25/2017 11:30:14 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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The profession has been discrediting itself for decades. They are finally absolute dirt.


12 posted on 07/25/2017 11:30:36 AM PDT by jimfree (My17 y/o granddaughter continues to have more quality exec experience than an 8 year Obama.)
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To: DFG

Buncha Psychotics, they are.


13 posted on 07/25/2017 11:31:05 AM PDT by Paladin2 (No spelchk nor wrong word auto substition on mobile dev. Please be intelligent and deal with it....)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Are you conservative?
Are you of western European ancestry?
Are you Christian?
Are you heterosexual?

If you answer any of these questions “Yes”, it’s the whole damned world vs. you.

Embrace it.


14 posted on 07/25/2017 11:31:51 AM PDT by Hugh the Scot ("The days of being a keyboard commando are over. It's time to get some bloody knuckles." -Drew68)
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To: DFG

Unethical LIB Loons. I laugh at their professional wretchedness.


15 posted on 07/25/2017 11:32:50 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation camp?)
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Great, and we can comment on the “mental ill health” of all the crazed Leftards running around in public life!


16 posted on 07/25/2017 11:35:01 AM PDT by Enchante (Searching throughout the country for one honest Democrat....)
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To: Zarro

Steve Kroft once asked Baracchio in a 60 Minutes interview,
‘Are you punch-drunk?’


17 posted on 07/25/2017 11:35:08 AM PDT by rfp1234 (DinosorosExtinction)
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To: DFG

Psychiatry is pseudo-science.


18 posted on 07/25/2017 11:35:24 AM PDT by sourcery (Non Acquiescit: "I do not consent" (Latin))
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To: Red Badger

Okay, when the next (D) president comes along it’ll be cool, yes?.......................

Oh but that’s different.


19 posted on 07/25/2017 11:36:04 AM PDT by rdl6989
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To: DFG

Bottom line: The human brain is 90% phospholipids. Yet no one understands how those fats up there churn around to make possible the distinctive human higher intellectual functions that dictate behavior. The American Psychiatric Association are merely observers and dabble in various chemicals some of which do alter human thought. They have always been a bit pompous and have had no reluctance to advance a leftist agenda.


20 posted on 07/25/2017 11:36:46 AM PDT by allendale (.)
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