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  • Duke prof suggests libertarians are 'on the autism spectrum'

    02/13/2018 6:23:13 AM PST · by C19fan · 36 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | February 12, 2018 | Toni Airaksinen
    Two students at Columbia University are hosting a workshop later this month to encourage their peers to “redistribute our own wealth” to “marginalized people.” “Class Privilege and Radical Redistribution” is organized by Columbia University students Amy Wang and Claire Klinger, and will feature a roundtable discussion on “learning about our obligation to redistribute our own wealth.”
  • Study Makes Bizarre Claim That Global Warming Could Alter People’s Personalities

    02/06/2018 11:24:40 AM PST · by rktman · 19 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 2/6/2018 | Michael Bastasch
    A new Columbia Business School study is out with the latest bizarre claim about man-made global warming — it could alter people’s personalities. “As climate change continues across the world, we may also observe concomitant changes in human personality,” reads the study, published in the journal Nature on Tuesday. It’s only the latest in a slew of studies on the potential psychological effects of future warming, and it’s not even the most bizarre. For example, recent studies have claimed worry about global warming is making people depressed. Those worried about man-made warming reported “feelings of loneliness and lethargy,” Reuters reported...
  • Psychiatrist Who Made Baseless Claim Against Trump Has Expired Medical License

    01/19/2018 5:58:56 PM PST · by upchuck · 71 replies
    Conservative Daily News ^ | Jan 12, 2018 | Jim Clayton
    The Yale University psychology professor who “called in” her conclusion that President Trump was “mentally impaired” was recently criticized for ignoring well-established protocol. She made her diagnosis without ever actually examining the president. Now she faces additional criticism for another professional faux pas. It appears that Professor Bandy Lee is not currently licensed to practice psychology in her own state of Connecticut. Campus Reform discovered that Lee’s “physician/surgeon” license in Connecticut expired more than two years ago — on May 31, 2015 — and she hasn’t applied for a renewal since then. In addition, Lee’s “controlled substance registration for practitioner”...
  • Doctors want President Trump's head examined (CNN Hysteria Alert)

    01/14/2018 7:01:40 AM PST · by usafa92 · 45 replies
    Clinton/Communist News Network ^ | 1/13/2018 | Jen Christensen
    CNN) President Donald Trump is "in excellent health," White House physician, Dr. Ronny Jackson, said following his physical Friday. But it's not clear whether any mental health tests were conducted, despite urging from mental health professionals. Jackson received an urgent letter from dozens of doctors and health professionals Thursday urging him to perform basic mental health tests on the President. While reviews of the past five presidents' physical exams show only a brief mention of mental health and none of the records includes a readout of the mental health tests, this letter points out that mental evaluations are routine during...
  • Newt Gingrich: Claims that Trump has mental problems disproven by his enormous success

    01/10/2018 1:20:09 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 10,2017 | Newt Gingrich
    In his first year as president, imagine this friend nominated a conservative to the Supreme Court and got him approved, aggressively cut regulations, established a National Security Strategy that has been widely praised, and successfully helped pass the largest tax cut in more than three decades for the American people. Imagine as a result of all this, small business confidence, CEO confidence, and consumer confidence are through the roof, which has helped drive the stock market to a record high. Now, consider how you would react if someone tried to convince you to ignore this track record and suggest that...
  • Psychiatrist Who Told Democrats Trump Unstable Backs Away from Claims

    01/10/2018 5:27:15 AM PST · by C19fan · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 9, 2018 | Joel B. Pollak
    Dr. Bandy X. Lee, the Yale professor and clinical psychiatrist who reportedly briefed members of Congress last month about President Donald Trump’s supposed mental instability, backed away from those claims on Monday. Appearing on Midday Live with Dr. Drew and Mike Catherwood on TalkRadio 790 KABC in Los Angeles, Dr. Lee was forced to admit that other presidents, such as Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt, also had psychological profiles that would be “concerning” to her. She then allowed that she was not talking about “mental illness” when it came to President Trump.
  • [Vanity] Research on Dr. Bandy X. Lee -- the "professor" who is accusing Trump of unravelling

    01/10/2018 2:36:31 AM PST · by markomalley · 60 replies
    Various, but mostly Yale
    Was having an argument on Twitter last night regarding Dr. Bandy X. Lee from Yale and found out some data that you all may find useful. First, who is Bandy X. Lee? She is the shrink who's made appearances since the inauguration of President Trump to accuse him of being crazy. She is the tip of the "25th Amendment" spear that is currently being thrust at him. Typical of recent articles appearing in the media recently is this one from MSN: A Yale University psychiatry professor told US lawmakers that she believes Donald Trump'smental health is "unravelling" in a presentation...
  • Treat ‘Mental Health’ Talk Against Trump Like The Coup Attempt It Is

    01/09/2018 7:24:49 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 19 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 8 Jan, 2017 | Mollie Hemingway
    In the second season of the TV show “24,” President David Palmer (Dennis Haysbert) is removed from office for failing to launch a war against three Middle East countries purportedly behind a nuclear attack on U.S. soil. Palmer has reason to doubt his intelligence agencies’ assurances of who was behind it, and it turns out the attack was orchestrated by a cabal of business and military leaders who want to launch a war for personal gain. The means by which Palmer is removed from office during the 4:00-5:00a hour on Day 2 is the 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution,...
  • 'How Dare Liberals!': Dershowitz Blasts Fellow Dems Over Claims Trump Is Mentally Ill

    01/08/2018 12:58:32 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 51 replies
    insider.foxnews.com ^ | 1/8/18 | unknown
    Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz sounded off on claims the 25th Amendment should be used to remove President Trump over his mental capacity. Dershowitz, a Democrat who supported Hillary Clinton, said calls for removal are "very dangerous." "There’s only one thing worse than trying to criminalize political differences and that’s trying to psychiatrize them," he said. "These psychiatrists who are trying to diagnose without having even met the man. That’s what they did in Russia."
  • Psychiatrist Who Raised Concerns About Trump’s Mental Health Wants To ‘Contain’ Him

    01/07/2018 10:01:54 AM PST · by ColdOne · 98 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/6/18 | Justin Caruso
    Yale psychiatry professor Bandy Lee has been raising concerns about President Trump’s mental health for over a year and suggested in a new interview that Trump should be physically contained for an “urgent evaluation” to determine his mental state. In a Vox interview published Saturday, reporter Eliza Barclay asks Lee, “Okay, so you’re calling for an evaluation; you’re serious about that. How could he possibly be evaluated, since it seems like he wouldn’t voluntarily do it?” Lee responded, “We encounter this often in mental health. Those who most require an evaluation are the least likely to submit to one. That...
  • New scrutiny for Trump's mental fitness after book, tweets

    01/05/2018 3:07:38 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 83 replies
    The Hill ^ | Jan 05, 2018 | JONATHAN EASLEY AND JORDAN FABIAN
    Fears about President Trump's mental fitness have burst into public view, with the upcoming release of a new book detailing the chaotic early months of his presidency. While the concerns are being voiced almost exclusively by Trump critics and media figures, public figures openly questioning whether the president is mentally unwell is virtually unprecedented. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Thursday faced questions for the second consecutive day about Trump’s fitness to serve as commander in chief. “It’s disgraceful and laughable. If he was unfit, he probably wouldn’t be sitting there, wouldn’t have defeated the most qualified group...
  • CNN’s Avlon: Trump’s Cheeseburger-in-Bed Evidence of “Clinical Depression”

    01/04/2018 5:01:25 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 41 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    John Avlon is CNN’s resident spitballer-in-chief, a guy with the personality of a snarky high school sophomore. Follow him for a while, and you’ll see that in virtually every appearance, he manages to work in a provocative line that you suspect he worked on before the lights came on. On CNN this morning, commenting on the allegation in Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury” that President Trump would at times have cheeseburgers in bed at 6:30 pm, Avlon said: “Sounds like a portrait of clinical depression to me.” Except that . . . Get the rest of the story and view...
  • Climate Change and the Human Mind: A Noted Psychiatrist Weighs In

    10/26/2017 9:35:04 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Yale Environment 360 ^ | October 26, 2017 | BY DIANE TOOMEY
    Psychiatrist and historian Robert Jay Lifton has delved deep into the some of the darkest issues and most traumatic events of the 20th century with his research into the mindset of Nazi doctors, terrorism, the experiences of prisoners of war, and the aftermath of nuclear attack. Now, at the age of 91, Lifton has turned his attention to climate change. In his new book, The Climate Swerve: Reflections on Mind, Hope, and Survival, Lifton argues that we are living through a time of increasing recognition of the reality of climate change, a psychological shift he refers to as a “swerve,”...
  • Democrats Are Contacting Psychologists to Help Remove Trump From Office (tr)

    10/24/2017 3:49:09 PM PDT · by Innovative · 25 replies
    Newsweek ^ | Oct. 24, 2017 | Jason Le Miere
    One Democrat has become so concerned with Donald Trump's mental health that she has reached out to the psychologist behind a political group calling for the president to be removed from office. California Representative Jackie Speier, has contacted John Gartner, a former assistant professor at Johns Hopkins medical school and founder of Duty to Warn, her office confirmed to Newsweek Tuesday. A collection of mental health professionals, the political action committee has advocated for Trump’s removal under the 25th Amendment. 
  • Psychologists march through NY to call for Trump's removal

    10/14/2017 6:37:23 PM PDT · by markomalley · 81 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/14/17 | Rebecca Savransky
    A group of psychologists and mental health professionals on Saturday marched through New York calling for President Trump to be removed from office. The group — which included more than 100 psychologists and mental health professionals — are pushing for Trump to be ousted from his post, according to The New York Post. “We can sense the power of Trump’s underlying fear that he is worthless and weak by how intensely he resists and retaliated against any criticism,” said Harry Segal, a Cornell University psychologist. “No matter how minor, he can’t let anything go.” Michelle Golland, a clinical psychologist, told...
  • President Trump exhibits classic signs of mental illness, including 'malignant narcissism'

    01/30/2017 8:32:23 AM PST · by Rennes Templar · 173 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Jan. 29, 2017 | Gersh Kuntzman
    The time has come to say it: there is something psychologically wrong with the President. The fuzzy outlines of President Trump's likely mental illness came into sharper focus this week: in two interviews with major networks, he revealed paranoia and delusion; he quadruple-downed on his fabrication that millions of people voted illegally, which demonstrated he is disconnected from reality itself; his petulant trade war with Mexico reveals that he values self-image even over national interest; his fixation with inaugural crowd size reveals a childish need for attention. Partisans have been warning about Trump's craziness for months, but rhetoric from political...
  • Is John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ the Worst Song of All Time?

    10/30/2016 8:38:37 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 130 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 28, 2016 | Hardeep Phull
    Played at weddings, funerals, Olympic ceremonies and even the annual New Year’s Eve celebrations in Times Square, John Lennon’s song “Imagine” has been the all-purpose anthem of sentimentality for 45 years. But if you’re one of those people who secretly hates it, don’t worry — you’re not the only one. Last weekend, British music fan Edward Carter and some friends were casually discussing songs they hated when he decided to extend the conversation to social media.
  • These Men are From Mars

    06/09/2016 8:43:19 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 13 replies
    WSJ ^ | 8 June 2016 | DAVID J. MORRIS
    Then Mr. Junger came home and set to work describing the surprisingly deadly environment that returning veterans face. In “Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging,” he argues that contemporary culture has divorced man from his roots as a tribal creature. A lack of intimacy and low levels of trust, he writes, have created “a sprawling and anonymous” society in which “people can get away with incredible levels of dishonesty” and misbehavior. This causes big problems, ranging from citizens being alienated from their neighbors to high rates of suicide, mental illness, homelessness, gun violence and financial fraud. Post-traumatic stress disorder, as Mr....
  • How the GOP went ‘Psycho,’ and how to fix it

    06/05/2015 9:37:35 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 35 replies
    reuters.com ^ | 6/5/15 | Craig Shirley
    It is hard to describe just how bad things are for the Republican Party. Each day it looks more and more like the Bates Motel from Alfred Hitchcock’s classic film Psycho. More precisely, the GOP is actually most like the central character who owns the motel: Norman Bates and his alter ego, “Mother,” a.k.a. Norma. Norman appears to be a polite, sincere young man, if strongly dominated by Mother. But so what if he’s idiosyncratic, even eccentric, with a mother fixation? As a private individual, he has the right to be odd. Mother, meanwhile, wants absolute control over her son....
  • There’s a Difference Between Misogyny and Severe Mental Illness

    05/28/2014 5:45:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | Jesse Singal
    As soon as the murders in Isla Vista were reported on Saturday, everyone flocked online to find out what they could about Elliot Rodger, the perpetrator. He had left quite a trail — a series of online postings, videos, and a 137-page manifesto, all of which spoke to roiling sexual frustration and a hatred of women. Commentators quickly put this incident into what they saw as its proper context. His rampage, they argued, could be tied to the proliferation of a very modern, virulent form of internet-fueled misogyny — the men’s rights movement, the pickup artist community (and the community...