As this bestseller predicted, Trump has only grown more erratic
and dangerous as the pressures on him mount. This new edition
includes new essays bringing the book up to date—because this is
still not normal.
in fall 2017, The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump was a runaway
bestseller. Alarmed Americans and international onlookers wanted to
know: What is wrong with him?
That question still
plagues us. The Trump administration has proven as chaotic and
destructive as its opponents feared, and the man at the center of it
all remains a cipher.
Constrained by the
APA’s “Goldwater rule,” which inhibits mental health
professionals from diagnosing public figures they have not personally
examined, many of those qualified to weigh in on the issue have shied
away from discussing it at all. The public has thus been left to
wonder whether he is mad, bad, or both.
mental health experts who have contributed to the revised and updated
version of The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump argue that their
moral and civic "duty to warn" supersedes professional
neutrality. Whatever affects him, affects the nation: From the trauma
people have experienced under the Trump administration to the
cult-like characteristics of his followers, he has created
unprecedented mental health consequences across our nation and
beyond. With eight new essays (about one hundred pages of new
material), this edition will cover the dangerous ramifications of
Trump's unnatural state.