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Psychi in the White House: American Folk Tradition

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Donald Trump is by no means the first US president to be seen with anxiety by world psychiatrists. No, there is a whole tradition!




About the anxiety of psychiatrists about the owners of the White House writes influential British daily newspaper "The Times".

Indeed, the current head of the White House is openly suspected of "imbalance." But, quotes the edition "InoTV", in this kind of assumptions there is no new. Nearly half of the presidents of the United States suffered from mental illness, which did not prevent them from managing and even being great, the Times believes.

The White House staff noticed: Mr. Trump is gradually losing the ability to complete sentences. The newspaper reports this with reference to "unverified data", as well as verified sources. Other figures have frankly declared trump's madness. For example, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee questioned Trump's “balance”. Steve Bannon, the former chief strategist of the president, said that Trump was "damaged by his mind."

And then - a little fantasy: the finger of a madman is trembling over the nuclear button ... No, no, no need to rush to conclusions. Washington has been full of mentally ill presidents before.

Historians suspect, writes further The Times, that Theodore Roosevelt suffered from bipolar personality disorder. Lyndon Johnson demonstrated “grand narcissism.” There are suggestions that Ronald Reagan was showing early symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. Aides to Bill Clinton expressed concerns about the erotomania of the president. Richard Nixon was generally portrayed as paranoid, and not to mention his alcoholism. In October, 1973, when the Arab-Israeli conflict almost escalated into a world war, this president was so drunk that he could not answer the call of the British Prime Minister.

Why, according to the study on which the Times relies, almost half of the first thirty-seven American presidents had mental disorders!

And in the case of Trump, the main concern is only the dispute itself around his state of mind. There is an opinion that children's psychological trauma could affect the mental development of Trump. There is nothing definite here, apart from the party attitude towards the person of the president: the Democrats may consider Trump to be insane, but the Republicans are just an eccentric, cunning type.

Last year we wrote on "IN" about the correspondence diagnosis made to Mr. Trump. Psychiatrist, neurologist and psychotherapist Karl-Joachim Zander said that Trump has a "narcissistic personality disorder." For society, narcissism "always means trouble." And just in the case of Trump, his narcissism goes down in a negative direction: Donald is convinced that he can lead the state in much the same way as any other company. “He will fail,” says the doctor. “I think Trump is on the edge.” According to the doctor, the American president does not “have an antisocial personality disorder, but has a behavior disorder, that is, a disorder that prevents adequate social behavior.” And Mr. Trump is unlikely to survive a four-year term, the expert believes.

The expert in his judgment is not alone. Thirty-five (!) Certified psychiatrists in an open letter (published in the New York Times) expressed the following general point of view: D. Trump is in a state of "strong emotional instability and lack of empathy," and therefore can hardly rule the state.

Observed and commented on Oleg Chuvakin
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  1. Vard
    Vard 15 January 2018 07: 49 New
    +3
    In general, a businessman cannot be a normal person ... Everyone I know has various deviations in the psyche ... And the most harmless thing is to have several lovers ...
    1. Teberii
      Teberii 15 January 2018 07: 55 New
      +4
      It was necessary to think about this earlier and did not prevent our candidates from checking for all medical indicators.
      1. alexmach
        alexmach 15 January 2018 09: 42 New
        +4
        And what is there to think about. That Clintonsha was something better? And what, you think this is only we understand, and the Americans are "well, absolutely stupid" (c)
        1. Felix99
          Felix99 15 January 2018 10: 58 New
          +2
          But the doctor who made the diagnosis probably knows how to properly manage the state. Well, if Obama could, then Trump for sure: "Yes-ken"
          1. Shurik70
            Shurik70 16 January 2018 13: 07 New
            +1
            Quote: Vard
            In general, a businessman cannot be a normal person ... Everyone I know has various deviations in the psyche ... And the most harmless thing is to have several lovers ...

            Uh ... But is having a lover a mental disorder?
            It would be nice to collect stamps or skulls there, yes. Or neither a wife nor lovers with a thick wallet. A clear mental or health disorder. And love is sacred. And do not about "do not confuse love with lust." If amicably and without coercion, then everything is fine.
    2. Chertt
      Chertt 15 January 2018 07: 56 New
      18
      After barking Clintons, doubts about the sanity of the American elite have fallen even in dogs
      1. Andrey Yuryevich
        Andrey Yuryevich 15 January 2018 08: 18 New
        +4
        Psychi in the White House: American Folk Tradition
        leave the "geniuses" alone .... Do not touch the threshing floor, it will not stink.
        1. Going
          Going 15 January 2018 08: 53 New
          +6
          If it had not "sailed" across the coast, no one would have touched. Yes, and now they are just trying to shield themselves. from this "happiness".
      2. zhekazs
        zhekazs 15 January 2018 08: 33 New
        +4
        You black woman remember, that poor man turned gray from the fact that he was tearing up the Russian economy all night, with his teeth, insomnia tormented the poor fellow, bags under his eyes, a rumpled e-face ... But Trumper, while still communicating in absentia, was felting still will be ....
    3. Vladimirsky
      Vladimirsky 15 January 2018 08: 23 New
      13
      If 35 certified psychiatrists (!!!) who voted for Clinton, all remotely (!!!) made such a diagnosis .... This is probably not Trump’s problem, this is insanity in US political circles.
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 15 January 2018 08: 30 New
        +5
        Anyway, the system has always protected itself ... it will protect this time too.
        Nothing beyond her aspirations can happen!
        In short, a wide field of activity for psychiatrists .... judging by how the representatives of this system began to mow!
        It would be fun. but it’s not a circus tent, how would we all not have to cry ????
    4. LSA57
      LSA57 15 January 2018 08: 41 New
      +6
      Quote: Vard
      All whom I know have various deviations in the psyche ... And the most harmless thing is to have several lovers ...

      Is this a deviation? laughing then all the collectors are crazy laughing
      1. Mestny
        Mestny 15 January 2018 08: 56 New
        +5
        Personally familiar with several collectors from numismatics.
        Really - crazy.
        1. LSA57
          LSA57 15 January 2018 09: 00 New
          +4
          Quote: Mestny
          Personally familiar with several collectors from numismatics.

          Well, not all collectors are crazy. in this case, any person who is keen on anything can be called a psycho. for me, for example, those psychos who climb 8 km uphill do not understand why. for another loony, any fans. well, etc.
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 15 January 2018 09: 23 New
            +4
            It’s normal, when I found a nickel from the grandfather of Catherine’s times, I was also happy as a child!
            The truth is that my hobby was limited, but the dime is really cool, put the very thing to the bruises!
          2. dSK
            dSK 15 January 2018 09: 47 New
            0
            Hello Sergey!
            Quote: LSA57
            etc.

            2nd commandment: "Do not make yourself an idol, and any likeness, a spruce in the heavens of a mountain, and a spruce on the earth below, and a spruce in the waters below the earth; do not bow to them or serve them. (for I am the Lord, your God, a jealous God, who punishes children for the guilt of the fathers of the third and fourth kind, who hate Me, and who creates mercy up to a thousand generations to those who love Me and keep My commandments.) "
            1. Andrey Yuryevich
              Andrey Yuryevich 15 January 2018 10: 15 New
              +1
              it is strange that no one remembered about the drunk Eltsin ... he drank a whole country.
              1. LSA57
                LSA57 15 January 2018 10: 53 New
                +1
                Quote: Andrey Yurievich
                it is strange that no one remembered about the drunk Eltsin ... he drank a whole country.

                what for? the one before the eyes of another, no worse laughing
            2. LSA57
              LSA57 15 January 2018 10: 52 New
              +1
              Quote: dsk
              2nd commandment: "Do not make yourself an idol

              Well, what do I have to do with this ??? belay
  2. KOH
    KOH 15 January 2018 07: 53 New
    0
    ... "Of the first thirty-seven American presidents, almost half had mental disorders! ..."

    For some reason, I didn’t doubt it at all ...
    1. Strips
      Strips 15 January 2018 07: 56 New
      0
      And at the same time built a superpower winked
      1. Orionvit
        Orionvit 15 January 2018 08: 02 New
        11
        Quote: Tiras
        And at the same time built a superpower

        The superpower was built by financiers and industrialists, with the help of two world wars and the total robbery of the whole world. Presidents in the states are dolls who are not prevented from taking office, even mental disorders.
        1. Strips
          Strips 15 January 2018 08: 07 New
          +1
          Horrible lol
          I read and cried ...
          1. Orionvit
            Orionvit 15 January 2018 08: 09 New
            +3
            Quote: Tiras
            I read and cried ...

            Send a handkerchief?
            1. Strips
              Strips 15 January 2018 08: 26 New
              0
              Quote: Orionvit
              Send a handkerchief?


              For yourself, hold on to the new 2018 year a new price increase has come hi
              1. Orionvit
                Orionvit 15 January 2018 09: 35 New
                +2
                Quote: Tiras
                happy new year 2018, a new rise in prices

                Then, people like you have a new reason for whining.
                1. Strips
                  Strips 15 January 2018 10: 11 New
                  0
                  Quote: Orionvit
                  Then, people like you have a new reason for whining.


                  Not that you, that you. This is an occasion for joy, for gratitude to Putin lol

                  What I wrote is not nagging, but a statement of facts. You are trying to translate any criticism into nagging.
    2. alexmach
      alexmach 15 January 2018 09: 48 New
      +3
      There is an old joke that there are no healthy people, only unexplored people.
  3. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 15 January 2018 07: 55 New
    +5
    No no. What you have chosen and eat! See what a crazy house constitutes an election in the United States, so there is no place for normal candidates ..
    1. Strips
      Strips 15 January 2018 08: 01 New
      +1
      But how good is stability in Russia.
      1. Mountain shooter
        Mountain shooter 15 January 2018 08: 07 New
        +1
        Do you want to jump? The country is like that. I can’t rebel and live at the same time ...
        1. Strips
          Strips 15 January 2018 08: 15 New
          +2
          I want a country with great natural and intellectual resources to live according to its real capabilities, and not in terrible corruption, beggarly salaries and pensions, and high prices.

          Putin will finish his next term and put in his place a new president whom no one has chosen and who will continue his work - preserving wild corruption and treating the population as a lemon that is constantly squeezed and squeezed until it reaches the state that it can be throw on a beggarly pension.
  4. AID.S
    AID.S 15 January 2018 07: 55 New
    0
    gradually losing the ability to complete sentences

    And employees lose their ability to understand at a glance ...
  5. Fedorov
    Fedorov 15 January 2018 08: 02 New
    +3
    I wouldn’t touch Roosevelt, but Trampampushka is a som, but they don’t take him to Kashenko, the registration is not the same.
    And thanks to Oleg for the comment-translation.
    1. Mart
      15 January 2018 08: 06 New
      +2
      Please.
      Quote: Fedorov
      Roosevelt I would not touch

      Theodore Roosevelt is mentioned, not Franklin.
      1. Fedorov
        Fedorov 15 January 2018 08: 17 New
        +2
        I agree. A bit confused, here and all the tsar-emperors of Russia can not remember. Especially princes. wink
  6. shinobi
    shinobi 15 January 2018 08: 04 New
    +2
    Looking at politicians in general, theirs and ours, you involuntarily start looking sympathetically at punitive psychiatry.
    1. CONTROL
      CONTROL 15 January 2018 12: 23 New
      +1
      Quote: shinobi
      Looking at politicians in general, theirs and ours, you involuntarily start looking sympathetically at punitive psychiatry.

      There are lies, shameless lies and statistics ... But let's not forget - in this row! - about psychology and psychiatry!
  7. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 15 January 2018 08: 34 New
    +3
    Almost half of the US presidents suffered from mental illness, which did not prevent them from managing and even being great
    Then it is not surprising that the United States is constantly holding the world in suspense. True, many creative people suffered from mental illness of one form or another. But it’s one thing to do, and another to have a button on hand.
    1. Lelek
      Lelek 15 January 2018 11: 18 New
      +1
      Quote: rotmistr60
      Then it is not surprising that the United States is constantly holding the world in suspense.


      hi , Gennady.
      They hold it, because this very WORLD wants and allows it to be held for Faberge, and some even enjoy it without looking into the future, but only looking at it being tickled.
      1. rotmistr60
        rotmistr60 15 January 2018 11: 32 New
        +1
        Greetings Leo! hi Well, not the whole world. I will not say anything about Russia with China, but even the small DPRK showed its I to Americans and put them in their place (for now).
        1. Lelek
          Lelek 15 January 2018 12: 02 New
          +1
          Quote: rotmistr60
          rotmistr60


          Unfortunately, our former western communal neighbors do not understand this.
  8. pafegosoff
    pafegosoff 15 January 2018 08: 53 New
    +4
    "Richard Nixon was generally portrayed as paranoid, and not to mention his alcoholism ..."
    The last real president, for which he was demolished.
    Churchill, who drank one and a half liters of brandy per day, is not an alcoholic. The Queen Mother, drinking a bottle of (0,65) strongest gin - read: The Triple Cologne of the Soviet spill - is not an alcoholic.
    And Nixon, who did not want to break his spears because of Israel and pretended to be drunk (an excellent reason to get away from responsibility) - is an alcoholic ...
    Politicians, like businessmen, reach the top in 90%, walking along the heads of colleagues, former friends and comrades. This is a selection of essentially unprincipled, but such "principled" and "honest" villains ... They are bought three times. And take it for granted. What, Trump without the support of the strongest of this world crawled into the White House? Yes, there is a struggle of two, three or four strongest, who put on someone. Some lose, others win.
    And all these presidents, deputies, senators, businessmen are people with split personalities. People, sick and dangerous in essence. And not only in the USA, but also in Europe and in Russia. In Ukraine - with a frustrated personality in every sense.
    1. CONTROL
      CONTROL 15 January 2018 12: 20 New
      +1
      Quote: pafegosoff
      And all these presidents, deputies, senators, businessmen are people with split personalities. People, sick and dangerous in essence. And not only in the USA, but also in Europe and in Russia. In Ukraine - with a frustrated personality in every sense.

      I’m very familiar with one fairly well-known politician and businessman - often flashes on TV.
      It was - before! - an inveterate womanizer, but not so much ... but - all the way, cares, falls in love, even suffers ... well, the man is prominent, handsome, and not even poor; achieves - by itself! - "Reciprocity", and very quickly "cools down" ... Next - the pursuit of a new "love" ...
      So - now he has become ... gay! I sacrificed myself to my political career and “big business” ... and at first, it’s only “for business”, and “a little try” ... Not even “bisexual” anymore ... In any case, I’m with although I greet him, but not by the hand ...
      --------------------------------------
      The paths are inscrutable ... well, this ... that! unnamed ...
  9. GLIMMERING
    GLIMMERING 15 January 2018 08: 57 New
    0
    TNT with Home is to blame.
    We have "House No. ..." - they have the "White House"
  10. Conductor
    Conductor 15 January 2018 09: 00 New
    +1
    The aura with the white house is not the same.
    1. CONTROL
      CONTROL 15 January 2018 12: 10 New
      +1
      Quote: Conductor
      The aura with the white house is not the same.

      That is yes!
      ... auras in bulk there! Do not breathe !!!
  11. Mestny
    Mestny 15 January 2018 09: 03 New
    +1
    It is believed that the so-called "all-prowlers" also suffer from some mental illness. Not a specialist, but if a citizen in any question and any angle still sees the same subject - your will, he is not completely mentally healthy.
    An article about Trump and the United States. It would seem - what do we have to do with it? But no, an alternatively gifted citizen drew himself, some kind of Tiras, and began to broadcast his own about how bad it was with us.
    It’s time, it’s time to return the horse riders of psychiatrists to the Internet.
    1. rotmistr60
      rotmistr60 15 January 2018 09: 30 New
      +4
      an alternatively gifted citizen drew, some kind of Tiras
      Well, this "citizen" has one answer to any article - but in Russia everything is bad and there is only one culprit. To the best of his ability, he practices his bread before the election.
  12. Baloo
    Baloo 15 January 2018 09: 07 New
    +3
    Psychiatrist, neurologist and psychotherapist Karl-Joachim Zander said Trump has a "narcissistic personality disorder." For society, narcissism “always means trouble”
    .
    This is true. But is he the only one among the leading elite of the United States? And the Pentagon generals? First aid during an attack of narcism is simply given in the nose or forehead, shorter on the head.
  13. thinker
    thinker 15 January 2018 09: 24 New
    0
    Yes, such "gifts" to the first anniversary of the presidency. Let's see what comes of this.
  14. Razvedka_Boem
    Razvedka_Boem 15 January 2018 10: 10 New
    0
    Considering everything that happens in the USA, I won’t be surprised if Trump is mixed in food or they are pricked during medical examinations ..
    1. Romulus
      Romulus 15 January 2018 10: 21 New
      0
      Quote: Razvedka_Boem
      Given everything that happens in the USA

      And what is actually happening in the states?
      1. Razvedka_Boem
        Razvedka_Boem 15 January 2018 10: 49 New
        0
        Well, at least, anti-Russian hysteria, which already goes beyond all limits.
        Many have a negative attitude towards the United States, but Russia, at the official level, is still quite restrained.
  15. tank66
    tank66 15 January 2018 11: 09 New
    +3
    The most experienced psychiatrists, in our time, are surprised not by the number of psychos, but by the fact that normal people still meet.
  16. Slovak
    Slovak 15 January 2018 11: 57 New
    +4
    Trump is the normal president of a sick nation.
  17. CONTROL
    CONTROL 15 January 2018 12: 08 New
    +2
    In October 1973, when the Arab-Israeli conflict nearly grew into a world war,

    Yes, did you screw something up there?
    Because of a handful of frenzied Zionists-and the world war? !!!
  18. weksha50
    weksha50 15 January 2018 13: 03 New
    +1
    "The specialist in his judgment is not alone" ....

    Hmm ... Once in 1981-82, I came across an article in the journal "Health" of a psychiatrist, in which he expressed his opinion that almost every person has "phase shifts" from the norm. .. And asks the question: Who introduced these standards?
    Well and further - he assured that, having approached any bus-trolley-bus-tram stop in Moscow, he could establish a diagnosis of a mental illness from the whole crowd ... Even a runny nose (!!!) can be a sign of a mental illness !!!

    So ... Looking - from what point of view to consider psychosis ...
    Here, if you look at the Duma, the government, and pyr-pyrrh further, and even at the regional and municipal level - oooooyyy ..... Some runny nose around ...

    But in general - ours do not even express their psychology so vividly ... And then Clintons, Biden, and the same Obama are typical, at least, neurasthenics ...
    1. CONTROL
      CONTROL 15 January 2018 14: 19 New
      +3
      Quote: weksha50
      "The specialist in his judgment is not alone" ....

      Hmm ... Once in 1981-82, I came across an article in the journal "Health" of a psychiatrist, in which he expressed his opinion that almost every person has "phase shifts" from the norm. ..

      "Psychiatrists - with a psycho, neurologists - with a nerve ..." And narcologists - (with delirium tremens)? ... And sexologists - ....?
      ---------------------------
      ... oncologists are sorry!
  19. CONTROL
    CONTROL 15 January 2018 14: 13 New
    +3
    Well ... trump!
    So let someone say that Boris Johnson is normal ?!
  20. Weyland
    Weyland 15 January 2018 16: 52 New
    0
    Of the first thirty-seven American presidents, nearly half had mental illness!

    Democracy in action. "Democracy is the best social order, under the condition that the number of voters does not exceed 4000 people"(Aristotle)
  21. Fkjydjckfrgh
    Fkjydjckfrgh 18 January 2018 09: 54 New
    0
    I wish they had this bubble for both periods to continue .... Dreams, dreams.