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 a household phrase for the public and then official or unofficial policy for major media organizations, enforced not only against American Psychiatric Association (APA) members but all mental health professionals, sometimes even applied to non-professionals. All…



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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.”