Skip to comments.Yale Psychiatrist Who ‘Diagnosed’ Trump As Unfit Has Dirty Secret That’s Just Been Exposed [Bandy X Lee and the history of the (Barry) Goldwater Rule]
Posted on 12/28/2019 10:43:04 AM PST by Eddie01
From Jan. 8, 2018 (Bandy's made a career of this)
In a bid to have President Donald Trump removed from office, the left is pushing the diagnosis of a Yale psychiatrist who has ruled him unfit to be president. However, Dr. Bandy X Lees own dirty little secret has just been exposed and its bad news for her career. Yale Psychiatrist who 'Diagnosed' Trump Unfit Has Dirty Secret That's Just Been Exposed
After giving her professional psychiatric diagnosis of President Donald Trump, rendering him mentally unfit for office, Yale psychiatrist Dr. Bandy X Lees prestigious career is in hot water.
In December 2017, more than a dozen lawmakers secretly met with leading Yale psychiatrist Dr. Bandy X Lee to discuss their concern for the presidents mental health, which they suspect is unstable and rapidly declining. Of course, this was merely another one of their countless plots to get Donald Trump removed from the White House since their frivolous impeachment campaigns have miserably failed.
Fortunately for the desperate liberal politicians, they found a comrade in Dr. Lee, who has not only repeatedly diagnosed Trump in television and newspaper interviews but also published a New York Times bestseller titled The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess the President. However, Dr. Lees 15 minutes of fame are quickly backfiring now that the truth about her diagnosis has come out.
After openly diagnosing Trump in multiple interviews, Dr. Lee has been accused of violating the Goldwater Rule, in which the American Psychiatric Association (APA) declared it unethical for a psychiatrist to offer a professional opinion on a public figure for whom they have neither given a face-to-face examination nor received legal consent to disclose said patients medical information, according to the Los Angeles Times.
In what is widely known as the Goldwater Rule, the APA declared it unethical for a psychiatrist to offer a professional opinion on a public figure unless he or she has conducted an examination and has been granted proper authorization for such a statement.
The Goldwater Rule was established during the Cold War after 1,189 psychiatrists declared Republican Senator and presidential candidate Barry Goldwater psychologically unfit to be president in a successful bid to ruin his campaign. Goldwater won his lawsuit against Fact Magazine for organizing and publishing the poll of psychiatrists. Just as Dr. Lee is leading a nearly identical movement against Trump and published a book claiming that hundreds of mental health experts agree with her, she could also very easily be sued for violating the same ethical rule.
Disturbingly, Dr. Lee is citing her alleged duty to warn the people in a pathetic effort to dispel condemnation for her ethics violation. However, the Yale doctor is playing with fire, considering that the man shes unethically and unprofessionally diagnosing is not only the most powerful leader in the world but a savvy businessman with a lifetime of experience in the courtroom.
However, the coup-de-grâce to Dr. Lees credibility was delivered when she told Newsweek in a disturbingly mentally deranged rant that she believes Trump is going to wipe out all of humanity.
If it were possible, Dr. Bandy Lee said, we would be declaring a public health emergency that needs to be responded to as quickly as possible. As more time passes, we come closer to the greatest risk of danger, one that could even mean the extinction of the human species, she said. This is not hyperbole. This is the reality.
Expectedly, when asked to give examples that supported her unofficial diagnosis of Trumps mental health, Dr. Lee regurgitated unfounded liberal rhetoric and propaganda.
What Lee would say is that a history of violence like Trumps verbal aggressiveness, history of boasting about sexual assault, history of inciting violence at his rallies, and history of endorsing violence in his key public speeches is the best predictor of future violence. He has also shown an attraction to violence and powerful weapons, she said, including nuclear weapons. He has also repeatedly taunted a hostile nation.
Additionally, Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman, former president of the APA, not only denounced Dr. Lees book as a compilation of tawdry, indulgent, fatuous tabloid psychiatry but obliterated her claim of having a duty to warn, adding that medical professionals have repeatedly been used throughout history for corrupt political agendas.
In a letter to the editors of the New England Journal of Medicine, Lieberman says he believes Lee, [Dr. Claire] Pouncey, and the rest are acting in good faith and are convinced they are fulfilling a moral obligation. But the history of psychiatry is littered with examples of mental health professionals being exploited for political purposes, he wrote, citing doctors who gave cover to Nazi eugenics policies and those who helped confine dissidents to mental hospitals in the Peoples Republic of China.
Although moral and civic imperatives justify citizens speaking out against injustices of government and its leaders, that does not mean that psychiatrists can use their medical credentials to brand elected officials with neuropsychiatric diagnoses without sufficient evidence and appropriate circumstances, he wrote. To do so undermines the professions integrity and credibility.
Disturbingly, Dr. Lees flagrant overreach doesnt end there. In April 2017, she exposed her own political bias during an interview with New York Magazine, charging that Trump supporters have been essentially brainwashed by the mentally unfit president.
He is giving his fans a false sense of empowerment: Make America great again, reject outsiders who will take your jobs. But instead of elevating their status with real solutions, he is exploiting their psychology.
Dr. Lee is not only inching toward losing her credibility and career, shes also portraying herself as mentally unfit to be a psychiatrist, thanks to her maniacal ramblings suggesting that President Donald Trump will destroy the earth and everything in it. If theres one thing we can learn from Dr. Lee, its that the patients are definitely running the asylum.
The fact they are not pulling Bandy X Lee off the stage means they truly have nothing left.
Is this whacking a ChiCom?
[[she told Newsweek in a disturbingly mentally deranged rant that she believes Trump is going to wipe out all of humanity.]]
Wow- can someone force her to be institutionalized? She sounds mentally unstable and a possible danger to society- Red Flag Alert!
Whackjob not whacking.
I believe a good percentage of psychiatrists are in that profession because they are nuts themselves. And then they have a job where they continually make pronouncements on other’s “mental health” and spend their day listening to their clients complain. What a miserable life....and so frequently wrong.
Which party’s leaders are really unfit to lead or be out of jail?
She will never lose her position at Yale.
Nearly every psychiatrist I have ever met is nuts themselves.
I know one who is on his 4th marriage, another who has had 5 (or possibly more) abortions. Another who was involved with an animal welfare-cruelty case against him. Another who founded a religious cult/commune, but had to disband it when he ran off with the wife of one of the members. I know another whose son is a drug addict, daughter is an obese goth, and who walks her cat around the neighborhood on a leash.
Or maybe its just me....
Psychology is as much established science as phrenology, astrology and feminist critical theory.
Another Women’s Libber with her head up her a$$.
Well, she's still got a job
Most would say Trump is the only sane person in DC.
IMHO -most psychiatrists NEED psychiatrists
“Yale psychiatrist Dr. Bandy X Lees prestigious career is in hot water.”
seriously? the article lists no ACTUAL consequences to anything she’s said,you know, like a complaint to a medical board or some such, so how can she be in “hot water” if no one has done anything to disrupt or damage her otherwise supposed “prestigious career”?
100% garbage article ...
No. She's from Korean descent, and was born and grew up in the Bronx. She's just a typical delusional academic who thinks that being an ‘academic’ makes them ‘holders of the truth’. It's as big a delusion as there is in society, and one of the most destructive.
The scientific basis of psychiatry is not very solid, and much of non-medicinal psychiatry is based upon conjecture and theory. Heartbreaking conditions, such as bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia do have a definitive organic basis (although we know little to nothing about the genetics involved). They alter brain chemistry in ways that have been partially defined and can be treated successfully with medications (though the treatments have a long way to go).
Neuroses, personality disorders, and other mental health issues are very, very poorly understood. Thus, for Lee to speak with ‘authority’ on the mental health of a person she's never even met is beyond irresponsible.
When Lee is doing future research on the mental/psychiatric origins of violence (her career-defining academic specialty), she should keep in mind those things that have fueled the hate for Trump and conservative thought in her own psyche. If she is honest, I think she would find that she hates Trump because her self identification as a lofty academic has come under fire by people like Trump, who look at people on the basis of their efforts, sincerity, and meaningful accomplishments - instead of their maneuvering up a societal ‘ladder’ such as the very flawed academic hierarchy.
Yet another leftist accusing others of being something they themselves are.
This one has a standing reservation at the loony farm and a patient room with her name on it.
There should be no discussion of this topic. It is not a call to words.
“Nearly every psychiatrist I have ever met is nuts themselves.”
Funny, but true. That’s why they went into that business - for self diagnosis
This is year old news.
Nothing new here.
DON’T WASTE YOUR TIME reading this diatribe!
From the article:
“However, Dr. Bandy X Lees own dirty little secret has just been exposed and its bad news for her career. Yale Psychiatrist who ‘Diagnosed’ Trump Unfit Has Dirty Secret That’s Just Been Exposed”
Say what? Repeat yourself much”
So what, pray tell, is this dirty secret?
SPOILER ALERT! There isn’t one! (I read the article, so you don’t have to).
How many times can you say/print “Dr. Bandy X Lee” in a paragraph? TOO MANY! More repetition. Was this article translated from a foreign language?
What is the “money quote” from this article? THERE ISN’T ANY!
Isn’t this OLD news anyway? YEARS ago.
What a STUPID article.
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