Good news, everybody! The APA has freed their members from the restrictions of the Goldwater Rule! Yahoo! Psychologists can now speculate wildly (if they want) about the Ol’ Pussy Grabber’s mental health status! 25th Amendment solutions are in vogue, I’m telling you! In vogue!
Psychiatry group tells members they can ignore ‘Goldwater rule’ and comment on Trump’s mental health
Aleading psychiatry group has told its members they should not feel bound by a longstanding rule against commenting publicly on the mental state of public figures — even the president.
The statement, an email this month from the executive committee of the American Psychoanalytic Association to its 3,500 members, represents the first significant crack in the profession’s decades-old united front aimed at preventing experts from discussing the psychiatric aspects of politicians’ behavior. It will likely make many of its members feel more comfortable speaking openly about President Trump’s mental health.
The impetus for the email was “belief in the value of psychoanalytic knowledge in explaining human behavior,” said psychoanalytic association past president Dr. Prudence Gourguechon, a psychiatrist in Chicago. “We don’t want to prohibit our members from using their knowledge responsibly.”
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