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Muokkaaja: kesäkuu 7, 2016, 11:16 am

Muokkaaja: kesäkuu 7, 2016, 4:39 pm

Donald Trump

Mental health is not a topic people enjoy talking about but sometimes maybe it's worthwhile discussing.

I believe that Donald Trump is truly sick and that the media is just stoking the fires, catering to their ratings (while making lots of money), and making his condition worse.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A disease is a particular abnormal condition, a disorder of a structure or function, that affects part or all of an organism. The causal study of disease is called pathology. Disease is often construed as a medical condition associated with specific symptoms and signs. It may be caused by external factors such as pathogens, or it may be caused by internal dysfunctions, such as autoimmune diseases.

Diseases usually affect people not only physically, but also emotionally, as contracting and living with a disease can alter one's perspective on life as well as one's personality.

Narcissism is the pursuit of gratification from vanity or egotistic admiration of one's own attributes. The term originated from Greek mythology, where the young Narcissus fell in love with his own image reflected in a pool of water.

Hotchkiss identified what she called the seven deadly sins of narcissism:

Shamelessness: Shame is the feeling that lurks beneath all unhealthy narcissism, and the inability to process shame in healthy ways.

Magical thinking: Narcissists see themselves as perfect, using distortion and illusion known as magical thinking. They also use projection to dump shame onto others.

Arrogance: A narcissist who is feeling deflated may reinflate by diminishing, debasing, or degrading somebody else.

Envy: A narcissist may secure a sense of superiority in the face of another person's ability by using contempt to minimize the other person.

Entitlement: Narcissists hold unreasonable expectations of particularly favorable treatment and automatic compliance because they consider themselves special. Failure to comply is considered an attack on their superiority, and the perpetrator is considered an "awkward" or "difficult" person. Defiance of their will is a narcissistic injury that can trigger narcissistic rage.

Exploitation: Can take many forms but always involves the exploitation of others without regard for their feelings or interests. Often the other person is in a subservient position where resistance would be difficult or even impossible. Sometimes the subservience is not so much real as assumed.

Bad boundaries: Narcissists do not recognize that they have boundaries and that others are separate and are not extensions of themselves. Others either exist to meet their needs or may as well not exist at all. Those who provide narcissistic supply to the narcissist are treated as if they are part of the narcissist and are expected to live up to those expectations. In the mind of a narcissist, there is no boundary between self and other

If Donald Trump is not sick, I would like someone to explain why that is.

Thank you.

Muokkaaja: kesäkuu 8, 2016, 7:16 am

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Muokkaaja: kesäkuu 8, 2016, 7:42 am

"In fact, he fits the profile so well that Harvard clinical psychologist George Simon told Vanity Fair, “He’s so classic that I’m archiving video clips of him to use in workshops.” ...

for more see below.

What I am trying to suggest in this thread is that the Trump phenomenon when viewed through the lens of mental health really does begin to lose it aspects of shock, entertainment and fascination.

kesäkuu 8, 2016, 6:00 pm

Terminological clarification: most authorities do not count narcissists or psychopaths among the mentally ill. They are considered to have a personality defect.

That said, the psychopaths that prompted me to look into the matter certainly seemed to behave, including saying things, in ways that struck me as sick.


kesäkuu 8, 2016, 7:26 pm


Thank you. I believe you are correct and that
"Terminological clarification" is necessary.

With more people discussing the issues maybe I and others will develop a greater understanding of "Terminological clarification."

Maybe also the time has come for the topic of mental health to come out of the closet.

Maybe all the mass murders and Columbines suggest a review of the subject matter in a new light.

kesäkuu 13, 2016, 10:20 am

I used to think the following issue was a political one, however, I truly believe that there is a far deeper mental health issue.

kesäkuu 14, 2016, 3:33 pm

Mental health is a rather vague term....For "In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is....insane? To me, it seems that the USA has a very paranoid culture...paranoid in the common usage term not the term according to psychiatrists. By that I mean, your TV culture is filled with reassuring messages like the police procedural show, and the deeply frightening, religious themed paranormal show, like "Bitten", or "Supernatural"....
Americans seem to like to frighten themselves...and when it pervades your politics, like it is doing at the frightens the neighbours.

kesäkuu 14, 2016, 5:01 pm

>9 DinadansFriend: or "Supernatural"....

Heh. I have to admit, that show does not even raise the needle on my "scary" meter.