Category Archives: mental illness

“Crazed and Stumbling Lunatic,” huh???

Trump today labeled one of his critics,Tom Steyers as, “a crazed and stumbling lunatic.”  I can only imagine his handlers looking nervously at each other, seeing how anyone in his position should be aware of his own frailty and know … Continue reading

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Trump, Shame, and Shamelessness

I heard a noted psychologist share an anecdote about his toddler son in a lecture one day relevant to the subject of healthy shame vs. unhealthy shame.  This psychologist and his wife were entertaining another couple in their living room … Continue reading

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Trump Does Not Think but is at the Mercy of Thoughts.

Trump today insulted a female reporter, apparently misunderstanding her and then rather than giving her a chance to clarify, told her, “Oh, I know you are not thinking.  You never do.” However, he is the one that “never thinks” and … Continue reading

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Hannah Arendt, Totalitarian Thought, and Trump

Trump has been caught again in the swamp of mendacity which he calls home.  (I would have called him a bald-faced, full-of-shit liar…but he is the President of the United States and deserves my respect!!!)  Specifically, he was very critical … Continue reading

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Reality is Tightening its Noose on Trump.

I kick the subject of mental illness around a lot in this venue due to my career as a clinician which has given me a perspective to “sniff out” madness pretty readily.  Oh, we are all “mad” to some degree … Continue reading

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I Go, “Fox News,” On You!!!

The Republican candidate in the state of Wisconsin is Arthur Jones.  He runs unopposed, as his party clearly sees him as the unalloyed voice for their racist, homophobic, xenophobic, Trumpian ideas.  The GOP realizes that he is the voice for … Continue reading

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Trump’s Denial System Running Amok

Trump is increasingly beset by reports from within and without the White House thats he is mentally unstable.  But, given my history in clinical practice, let me tell you how he is coping and that all of us cope in … Continue reading

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