Arthur J. Villasanta – Fourth Estate Contributor
Boston, MA, United States (4E) – One more professional voice has re-echoed a claim made by a growing list of experts who firmly believe Donald Trump is either insane or bordering on insanity.
Trump is a psychopath and suffers psychosis, according to Dr. Lance Dodes M.D., a Training and Supervising Analyst Emeritus with the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute and former assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School (retired).
A psychopath is a person suffering from chronic mental disorder with abnormal or violent social behavior. The everyday words that describe a psychopath are madman, maniac, lunatic, psychotic and sociopath.
Dr. Dodes is a contributing writer for the new book “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President.” He has also authored three books on addiction.
Dr. Dodes claims Trump suffers from psychopathy and has a mental state that poses an “enormous present danger. Trump is also “a very sick man.”
“It’s another example of his being close to psychosis when he’s stressed,” said Dr. Dodes, referring to Trump’s unthinking retweets of three fake videos purporting to show Muslim violence against Christians. The videos were originally posted by the British hate group, Britain First that keeps on targeting Muslims in its racist campaigns.
“The simple explanation for it (the retweets), which people don’t want to hear, is that he’s not in control of himself. This is what we mean when we say that somebody is becoming psychotic or is briefly psychotic.”
Dr. Dodes also pointed out that almost all of Trump’s “delusional ideas come up when he is stressed in some way, and then he loses track of reality because it doesn’t fit what he needs to believe.”
He said it’s “an extremely dangerous thing” for a position of power to be held by someone like Trump who “appears so wantonly unconcerned about the welfare of others and willing to do anything to promote himself.”
Trump is “an enormous present danger to us from the standpoint of creating a nuclear war and even from the standpoint of doing what he can to destroy democracy as well as attacking ethnic groups in the way he’s done.
“This is a very sick man. He is truly very sick,” argues Dr. Dodes.
The doctor believes Trump is “villainous because of his sociopathy and psychopathy” masked by “a tremendous veneer that he’s extremely good at.”
In previous interviews, Dr. Dodes also said the best diagnosis for Trump is that he is a malignant narcissist.
The phrase malignant narcissist suggests Trump is a very primitive man. He is also a man with a fundamental, deep psychological defect.
Trump’s mania seems to be confirmed by Trump’s confidants.
MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough said that people close to Trump told him during the campaign that Trump has “early stages of dementia.” Trump is also “completely detached from reality.”
“You have somebody inside the White House that the New York Daily News says is mentally unfit,” said Scarborough.
“That people close to him say is mentally unfit, that people close to him during the campaign told me had early stages of dementia.”
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