I can’t argue with that.
Courtesy of Medium:
I am going to lay out the case for why Donald Trump meets criteria for ICD11/DSM-5 Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD). While many pundits and armchair psychiatrists as well as psychologists have labeled the President of the United States (POTUS) as narcissistic or, using Erich Fromm’s construct, a “malignant narcissism (MN).” I believe there is good reason to avoid these labels and to stick with a tried and true diagnosis in the context of mainstream academic psychiatry, namely ASPD. I will discuss some implications of POTUS meeting criteria for ASPD for society.
While I am fond of Fromm’s construct of MN, it is not in the current psychiatric nomenclature; therefore, from a rhetorical point of view, it is less valid than a formal DSM diagnosis in the context of mainstream psychiatry. Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) is a problematic diagnostic syndrome from a construct validation standpoint. Because of the weak empirical and theoretical basis for the DSM-IV-TR definition of NPD, it was proposed for removal in the DSM-5 (although ultimately retained).
In addition, every politician is narcissistic and probably would meet criteria for NPD. Narcissism is practically a pre-requisite for running for office. ASPD, on the other hand, has a long history in psychiatry and refers to a small, subset of particularly dangerous individuals. It has well established construct validity and reliability. It’s rather difficult to meet criteria for this disorder, and most who do meet for it are incarcerated.
That’s right most of those who have antisocial personality disorder are in prison.
And yet almost half of the US population voted for this guy to lead our country.
What does that tell you?
Dr. Daniel Winarick then goes into great detail, but I doubt that most of you need to read that to recognize that his analysis is likely correct. (If not simply click the link at the top to read more.)
Is it really too much to ask that the person running our country not be mentally ill?