TRUMP ON THE COUCH
Inside the Mind of the President
No president in the history of the United States has inspired more alarm and confusion than Donald Trump. How can he behave so callously and irresponsibly? Does he pose a true danger to the country and the world? In answer, psychoanalyst Justin A. Frank takes a deep dive into
the psyche of the president.
· The absence of a strong maternal force during childhood, which has led to Trump's remarkable lack of empathy and disregard for women's boundaries
· The compulsion to polarize America, which has grown out of his mindset that the world is full of deceitful and destructive persecutors
· The inability to tolerate the pain of frustration, which triggered his belief that omnipotence will finally remove it
· The emotional deprivation of his childhood, which he replacedand is still replacingwith delusions of complete autonomy, never allowing himself to display any vulnerability.
With thoughtful analysis of how and why he inspires such devotion in his followers,TRUMP ON THE COUCH offers a candid assessment of the man who is arguably the most psychologically damaged president the United States has yet had.
Justin A. Frank, M.D.is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the George Washington University Medical Center and a physician with more than forty years of experience in psychoanalysis. He is a frequent contributor to the Huffington Post and has served as a columnist for Time, the Daily Beast, and Salon. He is also the bestselling author ofBush on the Couch(HarperCollins, 2004), as well asObama on the Couch(Simon & Schuster, 2011).
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