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brookside 239 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite

I guess it's OK to break the APA code of ethics if it's a public figure you don't like.


"Section 7.3 in the American Psychiatric Association's (APA) code of ethics, which states it is unethical for psychiatrists to give a professional opinion about public figures they have not examined in person, and obtained consent from, to discuss their mental health in public statements."

Joined THN to escape partisan commentary that frequents other forums. Seems these articles are becoming more and more common here, and that's a real shame.

Was in the middle of posting a longer comment, but the reason I submitted this article was disappointment at seeing this kind of pseudoscience coming from anybody associated with Yale.

"Dangerousness" as a psychiatric condition??

I detest Trump as is right and true, but would hope to see even stronger condemnation of this sort of false-academia political involvement from Yale and NYU. People associated with this organization "Duty to Warn" should no longer have jobs.

Agreed. Not to mention the bias that would be present at a Yale conference. I really hope political bias doesn't start finding its way into medical issues, because that would be terrifying.

Also the graph they used for approval rating is misleading. If you don't look at the percentages on the left-hand side (which some people won't), it looks like his approval rating goes from around 60% and then down to near 10% or less, when really its movement was only at max like 7% change.

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