I feared we would enter a stage of shared psychosis, and here we are
By Bandy X Lee, MD, MDiv., who is a forensic psychiatrist at Yale School of Medicine, president of the World Mental Health Coalition, and author
No healthy human being — not even a Republican who loves Donald Trump — can read his letter to Nancy Pelosi and feel comfortable. The letter is a very obvious demonstration of a troubled state of mind. This occurs in the wake of more than 800 mental health professionals eventually signing onto a petition that the House Judiciary Committee consider mental health aspects.
The assertions Trump makes in the letter should alarm not only those who believe that the president of the United States and the commander of the most powerful military on earth should be mentally sound, but also those who are concerned about such a compromised individual’s influence on society.