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Appeal for Principle before Rule, and Uniform Application of Rules: A Case of Psychiatric Ethics

01/17/2018

by Bandy X. Lee, M.D., M.Div.

I am the editor of The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President (Macmillan, 2017), which is intended as a public service.  Even all the royalties are going into a fund for public good.  Yet there has been harsh pushback, with Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman leading the effort, criticizing the book for making a public diagnosis (see, for example, his commentary in Psychiatric News.

Yet this is based on several misconceptions. …

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