Frances chaired the DSM IV committee that wrote many of the standards used for diagnosing mental illness as well as a founder of two journals in the field: Journal of Personality Disorders and the Journal of Psychiatric Practice. He takes issue with psyciatric professionals who have arms'-length diagnosed President Trump as having narcissistic personality disorder. Here's the key bit, imo:
It is a stigmatizing insult to the mentally ill (who are mostly well behaved and well meaning) to be lumped with Mr. Trump (who is neither). Bad behavior is rarely a sign of mental illness, and the mentally ill behave badly only rarely.
Frances also notes that being "a world-class narcissist" like Trump does not mean that one has a diagnosable condition. Let's focus on resisting this President's harmful actions and policies and leave people with mental illness out of it.
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