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Psychiatrists urge Obama to request neuropsychiatric review of Trump

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: (Published 19 December 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i6775
  1. Jeanne Lenzer
  1. New York

Three psychiatrists have written to President Barrack Obama urging him to request a “full medical and neuropsychiatric evaluation by an impartial team of investigators” of the president elect, Donald Trump.

In their letter to Obama the psychiatrists wrote that they had “grave concerns” over Trump’s “widely reported symptoms of mental instability—including grandiosity, impulsivity, hypersensitivity to slights or criticism, and an apparent inability to distinguish between fantasy and reality,” which they said “lead us to question his fitness for the immense responsibilities of the office.”1

The psychiatrists are …

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