Demand a Mental Health Assessment for Trump
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Donald Trump's actions are causing serious concerns about his mental health and fitness to carry out the duties of the Presidency.
We are four physicians, including one psychiatrist, with long clinical and public health experience. We share the above concerns, and we are of the strong opinion that Donald Trump should undergo a complete mental health assessment, performed by a panel of highly competent, politically and professionally objective, psychiatrists. The issue of his fitness should be determined in order to assure the stability and security of the nation. Following this assessment, it will be up to the Congress and the Vice President to undertake whatever action is lawful and appropriate.
Many psychiatrists, psychologists and other mental health professionals have also spoken out on this issue and Trump’s behaviors that concern them, including persistent lying and compulsive distortion of the truth, expressions of omnipotence, impulsivity, difficulty distinguishing the real from the imaginary, hyper-suspiciousness, possible insomnia characterized by sending ”twitter” messages at all hours of the night without vetting them with knowledgeable counselors, vulnerability to criticism and his tendency to lash out in response, all of which may well represent a serious mental health problem
We have written this petition because the legal and professional responsibilities of physicians and other health professionals require a “Duty To Warn” when individuals or the community are in proximate and realistic danger. We believe that the steps outlined above are a necessary and appropriate response to the potentially serious risk that President Trump’s abnormal behavior poses to the country.
We are asking you to sign our change.org petition and also request you to express your concerns to your congressmen, congresswomen and senators.
David D. Nicholas, MD, MPH
Stanley Scheyer, MD
Stephen C. Joseph, MD, MPH
Benjamin Oko, MD
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