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Saturday, December 30, 2017

Delusion, Pathological Lying; Tendency for Authoritarianism (Bad Recipe)

Haven't We Observed This Picture Before

MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEM AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL ...AGREED | image tagged in texas church,trump,nra,mental illness | made w/ Imgflip meme maker

No matter your politician inclinations, if you are a perceptive person and person who exercises any degree of rational thought, you know Trump is exhibiting behavior which is well outside of the norm for an adult. You should also recognize the behavior well outside the universe of acceptable for a US President.

The word "delusional" is increasingly floating around media and social media. Well, let's take a look at the word and how it may fit Trump.  Needless to say, the word sees to fit like a $2,000 pair of gloves. 

Psychology Today

Delusional Disorder


Delusions are fixed beliefs that do not change, even when a person is presented with conflicting evidence. Delusions are considered "bizarre" if they are clearly implausible and peers within the same culture cannot understand them. An example of a bizarre delusion is when an individual believes that his or her organs have been replaced with someone else's without leaving any wounds or scars. An example of a nonbizarre delusion is the belief that one is under police surveillance, despite a lack of evidence. 
Delusional disorder refers to a condition in which an individual displays one or more delusions for one month or longer. Delusional disorder is distinct from schizophrenia and cannot be diagnosed if a person meets the criteria for schizophrenia. If a person has delusional disorder, functioning is generally not impaired and behavior is not obviously odd, with the exception of the delusion. Delusions may seem believable at face value, and patients may appear normal as long as an outsider does not touch upon their delusional themes. Also, these delusions are not due to a medical condition or substance abuse.

Web MD
There are different types of delusional disorder based on the main theme of the delusions experienced.  
The types of delusional disorder include: 
Erotomanic: Someone with this type of delusional disorder believes that another person, often someone important or famous, is in love with him or her. The person might attempt to contact the object of the delusion, and stalking behavior is not uncommon. 
Grandiose: A person with this type of delusional disorder has an over-inflated sense of worth, power, knowledge, or identity. The person might believe he or she has a great talent or has made an important discovery.  
Jealous: A person with this type of delusional disorder believes that his or her spouse or sexual partner is unfaithful.  
Persecutory: People with this type of delusional disorder believe that they (or someone close to them) are being mistreated, or that someone is spying on them or planning to harm them. It is not uncommon for people with this type of delusional disorder to make repeated complaints to legal authorities. 
Somatic: A person with this type of delusional disorder believes that he or she has a physical defect or medical problem.  
Mixed: People with this type of delusional disorder have two or more of the types of delusions listed above.

Alas, we offer the opinion of the non-medical professional. Yet, an opinion which is becoming very apparent.  

Of course, Harwood isn't a psychiatrist, nor are we, with skills in diagnosing conditions of the brain. We are, however, intelligent human beings and we recognized over-the-top abnormal behavior which should have been kept far from the US Presidency and responsibilities as Commander-In-Chief. Moreover, it is becoming increasingly obvious Trump's mental state requires deep scrutiny and discussion with associated conversations about where we go as a nation or how we fix the electoral mess. Trump will not change, and his mental state will never reverse to that of a simple real estate mogul and reality TV celebrity.

While we are reading reports of mental health professionals commenting on Trump's behavior, MSNBC hosted a discussion towards the end of November which warrants an embed. The segment is eleven minutes long and laced with opinion oriented less than complimentary Trump comments, but the comments from the psychiatrist are relevant. 

MSNBC The Last Word, November 29, 2017
Psychiatrist Lance Dodes

Psychiatrist: Trump's mental state an 'enormous present danger'

Suffering any stage of delusion is a problem for a national leader.  Suffering what seems a case of "mixed" delusion can be a nation killer when coupled with another psychological malady. Trumps pathological lying, when coupled with what could be mixed delusion, is a clear and present danger.

We only have to visit Trump's impromptu to interview with the New York Times. While Trump's talking heads are accepting invitations to appear on CNN with sweet icing comments about the 30-minute talk, the interaction is proving to be yet another indication of an unstable mind.

We past linked, below a few articles related to the interview (which actually was a non-interview). 


Trump’s New York Times Interview Is a Portrait of a Man in Cognitive Decline

I don’t care whether Michael Schmidt was tough enough. We’ve got bigger problems.

The Washington Post

The 47 most outrageous lines in Donald Trump's New York Times interview

Delusion and pathological (serial) lying is not a healthy state of being for a President of the United States.

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