When Society’s Safety Is at Stake: A Rule of Law Symposium and Psychiatry’s Societal Role

By Bandy X. Lee and Claire Pouncey

Disappearance of mental health professionals from public discourse

“The Goldwater rule,” previously a trivia question for psychiatric parlor games, suddenly took foremost prominence under the Trump presidency, becoming…

How a Psychiatric Association Sickened Society’s Mental Health

It is now happening. I once said that Donald Trump was more dangerous than Adolf Hitler, despite being less cunning, because of: (a) the power of the U.S. presidency; (b) the complacency of his opposition; and (c) the obvious gullibility of his…

Citizen Petition against Jeffrey Lieberman to President Elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.

Below is the record of a petition by a citizen concerned about Jeffrey Lieberman’s potential appointment in the Biden administration, published here: https://www.change.org/p/citizens-concerned-about-the-mental-of-our-leaders-petition-to-president-elect-joseph-r-biden-jr-re-health-and-human-services-appointee

January 17, 2021

Dear President Elect Biden,

We strongly request that Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman not…

Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman Needs to be Investigated

A colleague of mine said years ago that Jeffrey Lieberman needed to be stripped of his title as “Dr.” and proceeded to call him “Mr.” in our communications. This was impressive to me, as I had known no other psychiatrist for whom another…

‘At the Bottom, All Tragedies are Stupid’

So are the words of Stephen King. Hence, perhaps even I could write a tragedy without any literary talent. For when comic absurdity becomes reality, that is tragedy enough, and one need only recount it.

The only mental health professionals I know of…

‘Translation’ of Donald Trump’s July 3, 2020, Speech at Mount Rushmore

I am making an exception to my hiatus from “translations”, as this speech was especially troubling — showing further deterioration since the recent pressures of his falling poll numbers and his failure to wish away a deadly pandemic. The…

The Accelerated Unraveling of Donald Trump

By Leonard L. Glass, Edwin B. Fisher, and Bandy X. Lee

June 13, 2020

Photograph: Gerd Altmann

The last few weeks have seen a marked and unmistakable deterioration in Donald Trump’s mental functioning. While his unfounded embrace of conspiracy theories have been a hallmark of his shaky…

Bandy X. Lee

Forensic psychiatrist, violence expert, president of the World Mental Health Coalition (worldmhc.org), and editor of "The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump.”

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