Dr. Helen

Psychotherapist: 'No, Trump Is Not Crazy...'

Psychotherapist Andrew Snyder emailed to share an op-ed he wrote for Fox News that discusses the political bias of those in the mental health field toward President Trump:

Some psychologists, psychiatrists and other mental health professionals have effectively joined “the resistance” to President Trump, publicly stating that he is seriously mentally ill. I’m a psychotherapist and I disagree.

One of the books these anti-Trumpers have churned out, which made it to the New York Times Bestseller List, is “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President.” The authors “offer their consensus view that Trump’s mental state presents a clear and present danger to our nation and individual well-being,” according to the Amazon page promoting the book.

This is not a professional diagnosis. It is a political statement, being used by Trump’s opponents in the mental health field to attack him because they oppose what he is trying to accomplish in Washington.

And predictably, politicians, media commentators and celebrities have used the “Trump is crazy” claim to call for his impeachment, arguing that he is unfit for office. This is absurd.

As Mr. Snyder so aptly states, “It’s official. The shrinks have taken a dive into the swamp.”  Too bad we can’t drain the swamp of mental health  “experts” who purposely conflate political bias with concern about the president’s fitness.

Psychologists are one of the most biased professions, with the majority of psychologists being liberal. Because of their political bias, many mental health types are untrustworthy and a clear and present danger to half the population in this country — and maybe more. They should focus on this failure instead of falsely accusing their political enemies of being crazy.