Assistant Clinical Professor in Law and Psychiatry BANDY X. LEE

The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump. Host Joanna Manqueros.

When: January 17, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

Where: St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Avenue, Berkeley.

201801177:30 pm 201801177:30 pm America/Los_Angeles Assistant Clinical Professor in Law and Psychiatry BANDY X. LEE KPFA Radio 94.1FM presents Wednesday, January 17, 2018   7:30 PM St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Avenue, Berkeley Advance tickets: $12 : T: 800-838-3006 or Books Inc/Berkeley,  Pegasus (3 sites), Moe’s, Walden Pond Bookstore, Mrs. Dalloway’s,  East Bay Books $15 door, wheelchair access   “There will not be a book published this fall more … Continued St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Avenue, Berkeley.

KPFA Radio 94.1FM presents

Wednesday, January 17, 2018   7:30 PM
St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Avenue, Berkeley
Advance tickets: $12 :
T: 800-838-3006
or Books Inc/Berkeley,  Pegasus (3 sites), Moe’s, Walden Pond Bookstore, Mrs. Dalloway’s,  East Bay Books
$15 door, wheelchair access


“There will not be a book published this fall more urgent, important, or controversial than The Dangerous Game of Donald Trump.” — Bill Moyers


In this current New York Times’ bestseller, more than two dozen psychiatrists and psychologists offer their consensus view that Trump’s mental state presents a clear and present danger to our nation and individual well-being. This is not normal.

 Since the start of Donald Trump’s presidential run, one single question has quietly yet urgently permeated the observations of concerned citizens: What is wrong with him?

Constrained by the American Psychiatric Association’s  “Goldwater Rule,” which inhibits mental health professionals from diagnosing public figures they have not personally examined, many of those qualified to answer this question have shied away from discussing the issue at all. The public has thus been left to wonder whether he is mad, bad, or both.

In The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump twenty-seven psychiatrists, psychologists and other mental health experts argue that, in Mr. Trump’s case, their moral and civic “duty to warn” America supercedes professional neutrality.  They then explore Trump’s symptoms and potentially relevant diagnoses to find a complex – if also dangerously mad – man.

Philip Zimbardo and Rosemary Sword, for instance, explain Trump’s impulsivity in terms of “unbridled and extremepresent hedonism.” Craig Malkin writes on pathological narcissism and politics as a lethal mix. Gail Sheehy, on a lack of trust that exceeds paranoia. Lance Dodes, on sociopathy. Robert Jay Lifton, on the “malignant normality” that can set in everyday life if psychiatrists do not speak up.

His madness is catching, too. From the trauma people have experienced under the Trump Administration to the cult-like characteristics of his followers, Trump has created unprecedented mental health consequences across our nation and far beyond.

It’s not all in our heads. It’s in his.

Host Joanna Manqueros graduated from U.C. Berkeley with a Phi Beta Kappa before earning a Masters in Social Work at S.F. State University. She has worked professionally in mental health for many years. In addition, she has hosted KPFA’s Music of the World since 2005.

Bandy X. Lee, M.D., M.Div., is Assistant Clinical Professor in Law and Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine. She earned her degrees at Yale, interned at Bellevue, was Chief Resident at Mass General, and was a Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School. She was also a Fellow of the National Institute of Mental Health. Lee has worked in several maximum-security prisons, cofounded Yale’s Violence and Health Study Group, and leads a violence prevention collaborators group for the World Health Organization. She’s written more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and chapters, edited eleven academic books, and is author of the textbook ViolencePreviously nonpartisan and politically inactive, she recently held a conference at Yale School of Medicine on the ethical rules about discussing the dangerousness of a presidency due to mental instability



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  • What a load of crap.

  • You have Trump derangement syndrome. Seek help from a licensed professional!

    • RedDog

      “Dr.” Bandy Lee is unethical hack that flagrantly violates her profession’s standards.

      • Miss Mensa

        Brandy is a nice stripper’s name, though.

        • RedDog

          Her parents gipped her. She’s one R short of being even a Brandy.

          • Miss Mensa

            Bet she can’t keep a man either.

          • RedDog

            KPFA is a Berkeley radio station and Lee is a Moonbat Ivy Leaguer…so you might want to be specific about what you mean by “man”. 😜

          • steven conroy

            At this point, anyone with two functioning testacles that isn’t a soy boy could be considered a man.

          • Miss Mensa

            Your comment made me take another look at her — and thought I saw a pair of balls growing through her mustache, but they turned out to be two big moles clumped together.

          • RedDog

            I’m offered that I wasn’t offended by your last comment. …and I say that with the greatest respect.

            BTW…I’m shocked Radio Bolshevik/KPFA hasn’t deleted our comments yet.

          • Miss Mensa

            Don’t worry, they’ll get around to it once they are no longer high on recreational drugs.

          • Oh nooo! The conjoined mole condition.

          • Miss Mensa

            I wish a few of these freaks could be even remotely attractive. This one is especially difficult to view. I imagine the attractiveness of her screech matches the beauty of her maw.

          • There’s just something about snowflakes, leftists, Communists, globalists, and all the other assorted circus freaks, that just doesn’t leave much room for beauty.

          • Miss Mensa

            Heck, I’d be happy if they just used deodorant and somewhat brushed their hair. Alas, these demands are too much to ask.

          • They feel their malodorous pits and groin are special. As for their hair, it’s that “cool, lice-ridden” look

          • Miss Mensa

            At least it helps camouflage their obesity.

          • True. Poor things. Well, I’m off to bed. I’ll have to take a shower first though, after being on here. ew

          • Maybe a really effeminate one.

          • Miss Mensa

            Only soy and pajama boys need apply — or a really butch gal.

          • That’s right. We want to be INCLUSIVE. All the circus freaks are invited.

          • Miss Mensa

            Maybe she’s into farm animals that think they’re people?

          • hahaha!!! Anyone named Bandy… it’s a possibility!

          • Miss Mensa

            Her parents had too much of her name and that’s why they had her.

          • LOL!!!

          • Miss Mensa

            Her younger brother’s name is Jack Daniels.

          • LOL!!! I thought it was either Cheech or Chong.

        • Her second profession.

          • Miss Mensa

            Makes sense. She’s too unattractive to be able to rely on the tips.

          • hahaha!!! BTW, this has been fun!

            Bandy the Ho will be meeting at the Church of the Homosexuals, and we let her know what we thought. 🙂

          • Miss Mensa

            Yeah, she’s tasting our rainbow.

          • hahaha!!!

  • Jack Vand

    All that’s “wrong” with Trump is that he doesn’t have much patience with smarmy, self proclaimed elitists that think they’re oh so much smarter than the rest of us. I have to laugh at these dolts. Phd and can’t fix a light switch. My brother with a masters degree sometimes gets weird. I have to remind him that he never was able to keep his shoes tied. Oh brother.

  • Jubal Durden

    Do you discuss the terms “projection,” and “cognitive dissonance?”

  • Freddie Freeloader

    The problem, is totally deranged LiBitcheral demonicRats, running around ACTING smarter than everyone else around them!! MAGA MAGA MAGA!!! Get over it lefties, you can’t do a thing about President Trump%-) Now, please go stare at a poster of your big eared clown and just chill;-)

  • Jenjen

    Self entitled demented narcissists.

    It’s not him, it’s you.

  • Stranger

    Did a 10 year old come up with this crap or an actual journalist smh

  • Onyx Krieger

    Rooting for an overthrow of a fairly elected official, using the guise of mental health is disgraceful.. Like any one of these people care about the man’s mental state. If there was a problem, it would definitely trace back to their front door. Projection is a terrible symptom of the delusions running rampant in today’s America.

  • Shaywood

    You do realize that all of these ‘doctors’, and I use the term loosely, can have their licenses pulled for ‘diagnosing’ someone they’ve never treated. But y’all go ahead and ruin your careers, it’s worth it.

    • Adahna

      Sadly it’s not actually something one can lose their license for. It’s more like an “unofficial rule everyone goes by” but honestly they should. It’s unethical.

      • Shaywood

        Actually a law passed in 1963, according to Mr. Woods, who I trust bc he is a genius, made it more than a guideline.

        • Adahna

          Oh I stand corrected then. I read it was only a guideline.

          • Shaywood

            No problem. Several people questioned it on twitter.

  • Arnold Rothstein

    Progressives use the tactic “repeat the lie as often as necessary until it becomes the ‘truth'”. Sound familiar (Russia?) Not one of your “professionals” would EVER attempt to bring a conclusion without a thorough diagnosis that they personally perform. This is nothing but a feeble attempt to de-legitimize the Trump presidency.

  • keymanjim

    It seems to me, in my professional opinion, that the organizers here are suffering from:

    Now, to address a real problem, I call for drug screening of every member of congress. And, not just illegal drugs, but medications that can affect their ability to effectively legislate.

  • skipsailing

    by all means, do more of this.

    so long as you stay mired in denial you are no threat to our country.


    You people disgust me. Take your left wing anti-american rhetoric to a country that will appreciate it, like Cuba, NK, China, Vietnam, Venezuela, Greece. This is America, a constitutional, representative republic. POTUS Trump was LEGALLY elected by the majority of Americans after we endured 8 years of Obama who embraces marxism, and did everything he could to start a civil war. Turned race relation back 60 years, made sure that his buddies in Iran will have nukes sooner not later, lie about everything from Obamacare to the economy. Then you backed up the most corruption political family in the history of the US. Clinton took bribes as SOS (note NOT pay of play), got 4 men killed in Benghazi, mishandled classified material, colluded with Obama, lynch, comey, DNC to narrow the parameters for her investigation to intent which was easy to not indict. Comey outlined criminal negligence but she got away with that. Take your socialistic anti-american resistance somewhere else

  • BRM

    ” It’s not all in our heads. It’s in his.”

    What’s crazier than a man who dominated the extremely complex real estate development sector, became a highly successful businessman, bestselling author, highly-rated television star and producer, and then dominated his first-ever political campaign to win the presidency?

    Doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different response.

    Liberals have tried to defame Trump by conflating racism with rule of law.
    Liberals have tried to defame Trump by claiming he’s mentally unfit.
    Liberals have tried to defame Trump with baseless impeachment claims.
    Liberals have tried to defame Trump with “Russia collusion” accusations.

    Now liberals are trying to defame Trump again by claiming he’s mentally unfit. Again.

    Have liberals received a different response from the same efforts repeated over and over and over again?


    Trump still demolished Hillary Clinton (allegedly the “most qualified” person ever to run) in her second failed attempt at the presidency, winning 60 percent of the U.S. states and earning 30 percent more electoral collage votes. Trump is still president. His base still supports him, and the support is growing from the 60 million+ who elected him in the first place. Trump is still winning.

    What’s crazy is doing the same failed thing over and over again, expecting a different response. What’s mental is projecting your own mental instability (Trump Derangement Syndrome) onto the President of the United States of America when his track record of success is self-evident.

  • HarryLola

    The sailor said, Bandy, you’re a fine girl, what good wife you would be… Naw.

  • Stillwood

    If addressing reality instead of worrying about the pronouncements of a self appointed elite is crazy, then only crazy people should ever be elected to office.

  • Moose

    Just another butt hurt liberal who can’t face the fact trump got elected fairly by the people. Clinton got her ass kicked and now her loony followers are trying to do whatever they can to get her treasonous murdering lying ass into office.

  • Matthew Blacker

    Trump haters: you sore-losers are pathetic. You continually demonstrate that YOU are mentally ill. It’s obvious that you are incapable of self-reflection and have no capacity for actual open-mindedness.

  • Old Texian

    It would benefit America if you stayed indoors cooking for the homeless & analyzing why they enjoy living under a overpass versus treading medical malpractice. Don’t you think it’s past time untangling the mind of a man who wants to be a woman would be beneficial to understanding why they want to fight their own DNA. Your ilk destroyed Goldwater & now gives your own career challenges. It is your profession that has screwed up this country. Communists!

  • The Goldwater rule is the informal name given to Section 7 in the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) Principles of Medical Ethics[1] that states it is unethical for psychiatrists to give a professional opinion about public figures they have not examined[further explanation needed] in person, and from whom they have not obtained consent to discuss their mental health in public statements.[2] It is named after presidential candidate Barry Goldwater.[3][4]

    The issue arose in 1964 when Fact published the article “The Unconscious of a Conservative: A Special Issue on the Mind of Barry Goldwater”.[3][5] The magazine polled psychiatrists about U.S. Senator Barry Goldwater and whether he was fit to be president.[6][7] The editor, Ralph Ginzburg, was sued for libel in Goldwater v. Ginzburg where Goldwater won $75,000 (approximately $592,000 today) in damages.[3] The factoid picture title was: “Fact: 1,189 Psychiatrists Say Goldwater Is Psychologically Unfit To Be President!”

    Section 7, which appeared in the first edition of the APA’s Principles of Medical Ethics in 1973 and is still in effect as of 2017,[8] says:

    On occasion psychiatrists are asked for an opinion about an individual who is in the light of public attention or who has disclosed information about himself/herself through public media. In such circumstances, a psychiatrist may share with the public his or her expertise about psychiatric issues in general. However, it is unethical for a psychiatrist to offer a professional opinion unless he or she has conducted an examination and has been granted proper authorization for such a statement.[1]

    The APA Ethics Code of the American Psychological Association, a different organization than the American Psychiatric Association, also supports a similar rule. In 2016, in response to the New York Times article “Should Therapists Analyze Presidential Candidates?”, American Psychological Association President Susan H. McDaniel published a letter in The New York Times in which she stated:

    Similar to the psychiatrists’ Goldwater Rule, our code of ethics exhorts psychologists to “take precautions” that any statements they make to the media “are based on their professional knowledge, training or experience in accord with appropriate psychological literature and practice” and “do not indicate that a professional relationship has been established” with people in the public eye, including political candidates.

    When providing opinions of psychological characteristics, psychologists must conduct an examination “adequate to support statements or conclusions.” In other words, our ethical code states that psychologists should not offer a diagnosis in the media of a living public figure they have not examined.[9]

    • Maximillian

      Why are you such a coward??

  • Gary Michaels

    We’ve been through more than a year now of subversives projecting their own sins/crimes/neuroses onto our POTUS. What are you hiding Miss Lee?!? Or is this just your way of finding some 15 minutes of fame and some spending money.

  • Gary Michaels

    What’s truly insane is everything in both world politics and the two-party farce in the US that was happening before Trump declared his presidential candidacy. Trump’s honesty, willingness to call out the liars and cheaters, and tenacity/hard work in fixing our problems is a breath of fresh air. Where were you, Miss Lee, in calling out the narcissists, liars and cheaters of both parties before Trump? Oh right, you say you weren’t political then! So we’re supposed to believe, all of a sudden, that you have a clue about anything?!?

  • Miss Mensa

    Psychiatry is junk medicine on a good day.

    • WhatNow?

      Ya but they can get xanax from a legal prescription instead of off the street.

      • Miss Mensa

        It’s also a nice place for libtards to schedule their lobotomies.

  • It is a shame that this person never said hello to the President.
    How can she diagnose a person without an examination and testing?
    I think she is a paid for person getting her 15 minutes of fame.
    I also think she should have her license examined for violating a few rules of ethics.

    • OneDeplorableSmallVoice

      I think you meant ‘shame’.

  • John Kerparik

    Brandy Lee looks like a crazy person. I’m not saying everyone that looks crazy is crazy but Brandy Lee looks crazy and is crazy. Crazy.

  • Adahna

    This is utterly unethical and all involved should be ashamed of themselves.

  • Trevor Taylor

    I see that these delusional Marxist CVNTS have never heard of the Goldwater rule and therefore should not be practicing or teaching psychiatry!

  • Where did this Chinese “psychiatrist” pop out of? And why is she having this at a known homosexual church?

    • OneDeplorableSmallVoice

      Homosexual church is an oxymoron.

  • Please send me a ticket. The global warming has turned Florida into a frosty state and I could use the paper to add to a bonfire. 🙂 OH, also, I can’t afford to pay. You understand, don’t you? You being a little Commie and all…


    You need to have your license revoked. Diagnosing without a one on one. You’re a disgrace.

  • Miss Mensa

    She’s as raging as Trump’s economy.

  • bill smith

    You can diagnose people without examining them… wow, there is a serious typo on the heading,
    “Professor in Law and Psychiatry” should read ‘Flawed and Psychic’. … 白左

  • boo

    nonpartisan and politically inactive, she recently held a
    conference at Yale School of Medicine on the ethical rules about
    discussing the dangerousness of a presidency due to mental instability.

    So why are you suddenly politically active? Were you not concerned about American politics before? Why not? Are they establisment shills? If not, they are dense for so-called educated people.

  • rickeyroma

    A socialist circle jerk at a christian church…. hmmmm

  • The Great Sun Jester

    Trump Derangement syndrome is a serious psychiatric condition that will not go away until sometime after 2022. Enjoy you psychos.

  • david

    Ethical psychiatrists and other mental health professionals will tell you that they never attempt to make a diagnosis without personally meeting the patient first. But hey, have your fun.

  • rickeyroma

    The socialist left used the same tactics against Ronald Reagan. They continually called him an idiot and mentally unfit…meanwhile the rest of the country who had just come through the horrible Carter economy, with its weak foreign policy were thrilled at the newfound love for country, great economy and strong foreign policy of the Reagan administration. sound familiar?

    Reagan won his second term in a landslide…. history will repeat itself. The more the socialist left gets unhinged, the more America will solidify their support for President Trump.

    I’m still waiting…. for a democrat to try and convince me that their socialist agenda is better for America than free market capitalism and conservative principals. Still waiting….. all they have are personal attacks….

  • rickeyroma

    Here, let me save you all some money:

    Professor, ” Trump is like crazy” takes a drag on a doobie,
    Psychiatrist, “like i know, right?”
    Therapist: “dude, like how could people vote for Trump he is like so stupid”
    Professor, ” Like I know right? He never like did anything in his life”
    Psychiatrist” Yeah, like he stole all his money from like the poor and stuff”
    Therapist, “and…he’s a racist!”
    Professor, sipping on a Starbucks latte’, I know! its soon obvious”
    Therapist, “I hate him”
    Professor, : “me too!”
    Psychiatrist: ” I’m an expert and I hate him too..he is evil!” “can I have a hit of that?” motioning to the professors doobie.
    …..etc etc etc

  • OneDeplorableSmallVoice

    And of course Bill Moyers recommends this trash. That in itself is very telling.

  • WhatNow?

    Selling tickets…lol. People have realized they can make money off of the Trump name. Books, seminars, more will profit and brainless people will pay.

  • ThomasCollins1

    “Constrained by the American Psychiatric Association’s “Goldwater Rule,” which inhibits mental health professionals from diagnosing public figures they have not personally examined, many of those qualified to answer this question have shied away from discussing the issue at all…”

    Which leaves the unqualified.

    “In The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump twenty-seven psychiatrists, psychologists and other mental health experts argue that, in Mr. Trump’s case, their moral and civic “duty to warn” America supercedes professional neutrality. ”

    It would seem that this same affliction has tainted the FBI.

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