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Articles about Trump’s psychological fitness

Saint Louis Times, “Trump must be evaluated for removal from office,” 11/30/17

The National Memo, “Trump is A) Bad B) Mad C) All of the above,” 10/22/17

Salon, “What Donald Trump’s Tweets Reveal About his mental health,” 8/24/17

New York Daily News, “Psychologists have a duty to warn the country about Trump,” John Gartner, 5/12/17

USA Today, “Donald Trump’s malignant narcissism is toxic: psychologist,”

Baltimore Sun, “Military decisions shouldn’t be made on impulse,” 4/20/17

Huffington Post, “What is Trump’s Psychological Problem?” John Gartner, 6/9/16

Politico Magazine, “9/11: What would Trump Do?” multiple authors including John Gartner, 3/31/16

Reader’s Digest,  “The psychology of picking a president,” John Gartner, 1/21/16

Psychology Today, “How to pick a president,” John Gartner, 1/5/16

Politico Magazine, “Diagnosing the urge to run for office,” multiple authors including John Gartner. Nov/Dec 2015

The New Republic, “Donald Trump and Bill Clinton have the same secret weapon,” John Gartner, 8/25/15


TV appearances 

Comedy Central, The President’s Show, “The presidential fitness test,” 10/19/17

MSNBC, Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell, “Mental Health Professionals say they have a duty to warn about Trump’s mental health,” 10/16/17

CNN, The Smerconish Show, “the Debate Over Diagnosing Politicians,” 7/29/17

Fox News, Watter’s World, “Jesse Watters battles shrink who claims Trump is mentally ill,” 5/7/17

WTNH, “Mental health professionals call for Trump to be removed from office,” 4/20/17

MSNBC, Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell, “Mental Health Experts say Trump is unfit to serve,” 2/21/17

HBO Vice, “Shrinks vs. Trump” 2/7/17


Radio Appearances 

NPR, Studio 1-A, “Mental Health and the White House: Past, present and future,” 3/30/17

NPR, To the Point, “A growing debate over the president’s mental health,”  2/20/17

Connecticut NPR WSHU, “Mental Health Professional analyze president Trump” 4/20/17

Philadelphia NPR, WHYY “Debating the Goldwater Rule,” 8/14/17


U.S. Print Coverage of Dr. Gartner, Duty To Warn and other Duty To Warn members

New York Times, “”Trump defending his mental fitness, says he’s “a very stable genius,” 1/6/18

Salon, “Thanks to Trump’s reaction to “Fire and Fury,” people are talking about his mental fitness,” 1/5/18

The Atlantic,  “Is Something Neurologically wrong with Donald Trump, 1/3/18

The American Prospect, “Clinician activists wrestle with the 25th Amendment and Trump’s mental health” 12/20/17’s-mental-health

Fox News, “Trump is NOT crazy despite the claims of some mental health professionals,” 11/21/17

Psychology Today, “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump,” 11/20/17

Salon, “Psychologist John Gartner: Why the Mueller probe makes Trump dangerous” 11/18/17

Salon, “Trump’s presidency may represent “the greatest psychiatric disaster in history,” 11/17/17

Newsweek, “Democrats think Trump is mentally ill and are contacting psychologists to help remove him from office” 10/24/17

Daily Kos, Duty to Warn Founder Dr. John Gartner finally gets to interview Trump in person, fake Trump that is 10/20/17

Psychology Today, “a political prescription for Trump’s brain,” 10/18

The New Yorker, “How Anti-Trump Psychiatrists are mobilizing behind the 25th Amendment,” 10/16/17

Newsweek, President Trump is unstable, dangerous and could start nuclear war doctors warn,” 10/14/17  

Esquire, “The conversation about Trump’s mental health is changing, but is it too late?” 10/12/17

Baltimore Sun, “Baltimore psychologist heads effort to ‘warn’ about Trump’s mental health,” 9/24/17

Rolling Stone, “The Madness of Donald Trump,” 9/19/17

The Hill, “Dem to join mental health group advocating Trump’s removal,” 9/21/17

Scientific American  “Democrats in Congress explore creating an expert panel on Trump’s mental health” 8/16/17

Psychology Today, “Petition declaring Trump mentally ill pushes for signers,” 8/7/17

The Washington Diplomat,  “Goldwater Rule Keeps Psychiatrists from commenting on Trump’s mental fitness,” 8/1/17

New York Daily News, “Psychology Group Tells Its Members  It’s Ok to Comment on the President’s Mental Health,” 7/25/17

Boston Globe, “Let Psychiatrists Talk About Trump’s Mental State,” 7/28/17

Time, “Why the Goldwater rule Keeps Psychiatrists From Diagnosing at a Distance,” 7/27/17

The Atlantic, “Evaluating Trump’s Psyche in Public,” 7/25/17

New York Post, “Trump is Driving America’s Mental Health Professionals Nuts,” 7/25/17

Psychiatric Times  “Point: Dealing With American Psychiatry’s Gag Rule,” 7/20/17

Slate, “Psychiatrists Should not have to Follow the Goldwater Rule,”7/4/17

Breitbart, “Psychiatrists dubbing Trump Crazy are All Uniformly Crazy about Hillary,”

Los Angeles Times, “Trump and The Goldwater Rule,” 6/19/17

The New Yorker, “Should Psychiatrists Speak out against Trump?”5/22/17

Time, “Should Doctors Speculate About the President’s Mental Health?” 5/22/17

The Federalist, “Doctors Alleging Donald Trump’s mental instability are breaking Professional Ethics” 5/11/17

The New Yorker, “How Trump could get fired,” 5/8/17

The Atlantic, “Is Psychology Partisan?” 5/5/17

Washington Post, “Happy hour round up,” 5/4/17

Politico, “How to deal with a narcissist in the White House,” 4/27/17

The Rush Limbaugh Show, “Anti-Trump Forces Claim the Mantle of Science To Beat the White Working Class into Submission,” 4/24/17

New York Magazine, “At Yale, psychiatrists cite their ‘duty to warn’ about an unfit president,” by Gail Sheehy, 4/23/17

U.S, New and World Report, “Mental health professionals debate ethics in the age of Trump” 4/21/17

Boston Globe, “At Yale a meeting of anti-Trump mental health professionals,” 4/20/17

Psychology Today, “Shrinks define dangers of Trump presidency,” 4/20/17

Rolling Stone, “Trump and the pathology of narcissism,” 4/5/17

The Psychologist, “Psychologists and Trump,” 3/17/17

Slate, “Stop saying Trump is mentally ill,” 3/15/17

British Medical Journal, “Do doctors have a ‘duty to warn’ if they believe a leader is dangerously mentally ill?” 3/9/17

Washington Monthly, “We need to talk about Trump’s Mental Health,” 3/8/17

Huffington Post, “Should professionals speak out regarding Trump: Frances vs. Dodes and Gartner,” 3/8/17

Psychology Today, “The elephant in the room,” Phillip Zimbardo 2/28/17

Huffington Post, “Patient in chief,” 2/27/17, “Goldwater Rule: Psychiatrists Fight Over the Ethics of Diagnosing Trump,” 2/24/17

New York Daily News, “Sen. Al Franken admits some Republicans have concerns about Trump’s mental health,” 2/22/17

Forbes, “the Trump Psych Debate: Is it wrong to say he is mentally ill?” 2/19/17

The Hill, “Democrats raise questions about Trump’s mental health,” 2/17/17

Vox, “The psychiatrist who wrote the guide to personality disorders says diagnosing Trump is ‘bullshit.’ 2/17/17

Scientific American, “Psychiatrists debate weighing on Trump’s mental health,” 2/15/17

Business Insider, “37 Mental Health Experts Warn of Trump’s Grave Emotional Instability,” 2/14/17

Vox, “Inside the debate therapists like me are having over Donald Trump’s mental,”2/13/17

CNBC, “Therapists are Debating Donald Trump’s Mental Health,” 2/13/17

The New Yorker, “Why Does Donald Trump Lash out at Everybody, Even Judges?” 2/9/17

Fortune, “Donald Trump’s Narcissism got him elected. It won’t get him impeached,” 2/8/17

Psychology Today, “Shrinks battle over diagnosing Donald Trump” 1/31/17,

New York Daily News, “President Trump exhibits classic signs of mental illness including ‘malignant narcissism’ shrinks say,” 1/29/17

U.S. News and World Report, “Does Donald Trump’s Personality make him dangerous,” 1/28/17


Foreign coverage


The Guardian, “Life on Planet Trump: Should we be worried or merely terrified?” 12/16/17

The Independent, “Donald Trump has ‘dangerous mental illness,’ say psychiatry experts at Yale conference” 4/21/17

The Guardian, “Donald Trump has ‘dangerous mental illness’ say psychiatry experts at Yale conference 4/21/17 (304k shares)

The Guardian, “Understanding Trump’s narcissism could be the key to opposing him,” 2/17/17

BBC, “Trump’s Mental Health Debate: What is it About?” 2/16/17

Mirror, “Psychologists warn Donald Trump ‘displays all of the signs of being mentally ill narcissist,” 1/31/17

The Independent. “’Malignant narcissism’: Donald Trump displays classic signs of mental illness, claim psychologists,” 1/30/17 (277k shares)

Metro, “Donald Trump’s mental health is being called into question,” (107k shares) 1/30/17



Les Observateurs, “Des psychiatres demandent la destitution de Donald Trump,” 5/14/17

Les Echos, “Donald Trump souffiriat—il d’une dangereuse maladie mentale,” 4/29/17

VSD, “Trump des pychiatres denoncent sa folie—et reclament sa destitution,” 4/21/17

France TV, “Des specialist de la santé mentale Americains assurant que souffre de ‘narcissisme malfaisant,” 4/20/17

L’OBS “Donald Trump souffre-t-ill de demence Precoce,” 4/18/17

20 minutes, “Un psychiatre lance une petition en ligne pour demander la destitution de Donald Trump,” 4/2/17

L’OBS, “Trump vu par des psychiatries: “on est face a un malade, rellement dangereux,” 3/2/17, (cover story)

Neon, “on a interviewe le psy qui Donald Trump pour maladie mental,” 2/6/17

Le Monde, “Psychopathie: Donald Trump, le diagnostic impossible,” 2/5/17

l’express “Trump destitute pour ‘narcissme malfaisant’? psychiatres s’ interrognet,” 2/4/17

Sciences et Avenir, “Des psychiatres demandent  a destitution de Donald Trump.” 2/2/17



Zeit, “Trump Liebt blob sich selbt,” 2/7/17

Welt, “Amerika Wendet sich gegen Trump,” 1/31/17



The Independent, “Donald Trump has ‘dangerous mental illness’-say psychiatry experts at Yale” 5/14/17



Toronto Star, “Is Donald Trump truly crazy?” 3/22/17



Haaretz, “Trump has the power to make his Jerusalem hallucinations come true,” 5/5/17




The Express Tribune, “Trump displays classic traits of mental illness, psychiatrists claim,” 1/31/17


India Times, “Donald Trump suffers from a “mental illness” and that’s according to Yale University psychiatrists,” 5/8/17


Ethnos, 5/2/17


Epoca, “Como garantir que Trump e mentalmente sao?” 3/6/17