Is Donald Truly Delusional? Part 2

Returning again to the Goldwater rule regarding the idea that psychiatrists should not diagnose a patient without having interviewed him, I think it best to discuss diagnosis possibilities, prognosis, and treatment options from the perspective of an unlikely hypothesis. Let us imagine for a moment that a psychiatrist named Dr. Muir has interviewed the new president and with his permission videotaped their discussion and then turned to me as a consultant. After pondering both the tape and the transcript of the interview, I would have shared with Dr. Muir my concerns about possible delusions and then driven the matter further.

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