Say What You Want About Trump, But Don’t Bring Mental Illness Into It

The current President of the United States attracts a lot of statements and diagnoses about his mental health.

I think this is unfortunate. Mental Health labels aren’t meant to condemn or stigmatize. At their best they exist to increase understanding and offer a course of treatment. For those illnesses that are not yet treatable, the labels point to needed research.

If someone thinks The President is an asshole, then they should say so. But don’t misuse the DSM. It only hurts those who are struggling with mental illness.



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