Psychiatrist Who Literally Wrote the Book On Psychiatric Disorders Says “End the … Wild, Unfounded Speculation [On Trump’s Mental Health]” … Trump “Does Not Suffer from the Distress and Impairment Required to Diagnose Mental Disorder”

Dr. Allen Frances – professor emeritus of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Duke University Medical College – literally wrote the book on mental problems as chair of the DSM-IV Task Force.

DSM stands for the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. The DSM is the manual that is used as the standard across the profession for diagnosing and treating mental disorders.

The Boston Hearld reports:

“It’s very important to end the wild speculation — the wild, unfounded speculation,” Dr. Allen Frances, professor emeritus of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Duke University Medical College, told the Herald.

“We can’t protect the American democracy by attacking Trump on psychological grounds,” Frances said.


“Most amateur diagnosticians have mislabeled President Trump with the diagnosis of narcissistic personality disorder,” Frances said in his letter. “I wrote the criteria that define this disorder, and Mr. Trump doesn’t meet them.”

The president “does not suffer from the distress and impairment required to diagnose mental disorder,” Frances wrote in his letter.


But multiple speculations about Trump’s mental health have been made by both amateurs and seasoned psychiatrists. A letter from mental health professionals published in the Times — part of the motivation behind Frances’ decision to speak up — stated that Trump’s “grave emotional instability” make him an unfit leader.

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    One nutcase diagnosing another nutcase.

    • Vickie

      I wonder if you are not the nutcase, you sound like one.


        Thanks for your well-informed comment

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  • Charlotte W

    My best friend is a psychiatrist. I remember her telling me she was always warring with the APA because they manipulated statistics on pedophilia…. she insists that because the APA is run by Gay and Lesbian Jews [her words not mine] … that they defend and advocate for gays who are pedophiles.

    One stat they skew is that most pedophile men are married, and thus heterosexual. They ignore the stats on homosexual men who marry to hide their perversity.

    this country is under siege by enemy groups who wish to impose their debauchery on the rest of us.

    I just read a story this morning about a straight female basketball player forced to quit the league because the lesbians are so hostile to a straight female player.

    Hollywood makes billions on sado masochist movie Shades of Gray … and tells us Trump is bad for our children. This is war America…. and we are an occupied nation….

  • Aslan Heart

    Get over it Liberals! It was an election! Threats against the President were violations of the law, marches and protests that utilized violence revealed the fascism hidden in the political philosophy of Saul Alinsky and his followers, Soros has been implicated as the Big Brother of the Orwellian New World Order, and the alliance with the Deep State has exposed the anti-democratic core of the “Democratic” Party.

  • desertspeaks

    the man they should have said was batshit crazy was OBAMA but they ignored his insanity!

  • ActivistAngel

    Satanist child rapers are terrified of Trump and Sessions. Especially now that the low level procurers are being rounded up across the country. God help and protect the children.

  • kimyo

    best argument that pizzagate is bogus? the comments on this and other recent posts. people are jumping out of the woodwork to stoke that fire.

    why not charge/prosecute clinton/podesta/wasserman-schultz/abedin et al for easy-to-prove, self-admitted (in wikileaks-released emails) crimes? ie: put them away ala al capone. then get norad on the stand to tell us who told them to stand down on 9/11.

    2nd best argument? no victims have stepped forward, unlike in britain, where hundreds have provided sworn testimony. is there pedophilia in elite american circles? sure. do we need to prove it in order to put them in jail? nope.

    tptb would much prefer that we talk about unprovable offences at comet ping pong rather than building 7/clinton ‘foundation’ (slush fund) & saudi arms sales/dnc fraud.