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[Critical Culture] : Why DT's Mental Health Diagnosis Doesn't Matter

A week of unnerving events has brought the question of Donald Trump’s mental health front and center (again), prompting many in the media to openly question the reticence of both journalists and mental health professionals to speak candidly about what the public is currently witnessing. As is by now widely known, mental health professionals are discouraged from diagnosing public figures they have not evaluated largely due to the highly personal nature of psychiatric diagnoses. However, as Trump’s behaviors grow increasingly bizarre and erratic and new allegations continue to emerge, the desire to nail down a concrete psychiatric diagnosis grows more pronounced and people are looking to mental health authorities for answers.

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