By Sharon Begley
July 25, 2017
A leading psychiatry group has told its members they should not feel bound
by a longstanding rule against commenting publicly on the mental state of
public figures - even the president.
The statement, an email this month from the executive committee of the
American Psychoanalytic Association to its 3,500 members, represents the
first significant crack in the profession's decades-old united front aimed
at preventing experts from discussing the psychiatric aspects of
politicians' behavior. It will likely make many of its members feel more
comfortable speaking openly about President Trump's mental health.