The Yale University psychology professor who called President Trump “mentally impaired” appears to lack a valid license to practice psychiatry in her home state of Connecticut. The professor, Bandy Lee, made the headlines over the past few days when she made a diagnosis of the president as suffering from a “mental impairment” that would disqualify him from the highest office in the land. Following Lee’s comments, the American Psychiatric Association released a statement on Tuesday warning members of its profession to refrain from making public diagnoses of public figures like Trump without a proper medical exam. “We at the APA call for an
Perhaps she claimed to be part Native American, and Yale, being a liberal university felt the need to "balance" the faculty via affirmative action. It worked for other New England liberals, including that squaw in the Senate.
You can´t blame an idiot for speaking. The blame here lies in this part of the article...."made the headlines". Her comments would have gotten no attention at all if the press were not gunning for Trump!
Of course the fault lies with media that gives idiots like this a forum because the media is desperate to say bad things about Trump. They even let brainless Hollyweird people babble endlessly about the evils of Trump.
These quacks who diagnose mental illnesses for people they have never met but who do not agree with their political opinions make the entire Psychiatric profession look like idiots and incompetent buffoons. Perhaps some peer pressure would be in order here.
Nope, sorry to say, she’s a real psychiatrist. Perhaps not practicing at the moment, as her license to practice in CT is not currentlyvalid and her “dope license” is expired. Dr. Lee earned her MD and MDiv at Yale, served her residency in psychiatry at Harvard/MassGeneral, and hires out as an “expert on violence.” Pretty decent CV, but a “clinical professor” is not generally a paid faculty member, but one who precepts medical students from time to time in a private practice, a pro forma add-on title for attending physicians... I bet she isn’t doing that now, what with being out of official grace there in CT.
Imagine all the Bandy Lees on so many campuses going on learnedly or earnestly or shrilly (depending on their own temperament) in so many classes telling impressionable students that the president is mentally unstable. She is the tip of the iceberg.
But brazen enough to try to mask her political mission under the guise of her "professional" standing, and then weaponize that by making herself useful to the Democrat caucus and thus the media. Unlicensed or quack or whatever, that means nothing to her colleagues or Dem contacts, most of whom are no doubt as cynical and sketchy as she.
I would let her meet with Congress a few more times until they have completely bought into her craziness. Congress would then be flocking to the microphones quoting their marvelous credentialed medical source who is qualified to diagnose Trumps craziness. Then wham, drop the hammer on them all and expose how nuts everyone has become over their Trump hatred as to fall for a witch doctor like this.
I mean come on!!!! These people will stop at nothing to bring down Trump. it Is almost funny.
I am a little surprised the Democrats have not taken this fake psychiatrist´s report to the FBI and DOJ Counter Intelligence Div. to open surveillance of Trump. Oh, they have already used the fake dossier to do that.
#21 - The big difference here is that the Dhims want to use these TV psychiatrists as a pretext to remove the president under the 25th Amendment. Those that opined on the Zero were commenting on his behavior and "leadership" style. There were no Fake News articles clamoring for impeachment or removal based on Zero´s mental stability. No equivalence here.
Psychologists and Psychiatrists have a place in this world. Some don´t. In 1991 I was placed on 6 moths paid leave thanks to these men and my PCP, because my work place was endangering my health. This woman should only practice veterinarian medicine. He´s a real dog.
1. A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who has completed specialty training beyond the 4 years of medical school, usually 3 or 4 additional post-doctoral years, passed board examinations, and perhaps taken additional fellowships. In order to practice, the doctor must keep up with continuing education requirements, possess a current state medical license, and if prescribing scheduled drugs, have an annual license from the feds. Not all physicians choose to maintain a clinical practice, and thus do not maintain licensure. Dr. Krauthammer is perhaps such a one, still a physician, still a trained psychiatrist, but not seeing patients. 2. A psychologist usually but not always, has a PhD, 4 or more years post baccalaureate, may do counseling, therapy, paper/pencil testing, and advise pharmacological treatment, but must refer to a medical doctor for prescriptions. The difference is significant. Dr. Lee is a physician who has completed psychiatric specialty training, but seems not to be in active clinical practice. Like anyone else, she is entitled to her opinions, but to issue clinical diagnoses for someone she hasn’t seen, treated, or received permission to divulge confidential information about, seems very poor form, and shouldn’t be taken any more seriously than anybody else who ever called a politician crazy.
This news actually came out last week. Most people who diagnose like this usually face legal problems for practicing without a valid license. But most of us average folks also call this kind of person a quack.
Most decent qualified doctors don´t make dogmatic diagnosis of somebody they never met either.
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