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Inside the Mind of the President

by Frank, Justin A.

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.

In answer, noted psychoanalyst Justin A. Frank takes a deep dive into the psyche of the president. Using observations gained from a close study of Trump's patterns of thought, action, and communication, Frank offers a full portrait of the personality we saw on display during Trump's remarkable campaign and helps us understand what has driven his decision-making during his first years in office. The result is filled with important revelations about the nation's leader including disturbing new insights into:

· 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, 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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A breathtaking book! While I have maintained that a full psychological analysis is not possible from a distance, Dr. Frank has convinced me that there can be an exception. A rare convergence of top-tier clinical prowess and rigorous research into high-quality data, Trump on the Couch is thoughtful, accurate, and responsibly informative in ways that make it a great public service - critical for our time.

Quote: Bandy X. Lee, M.D., M.Div., Yale psychiatrist, expert on violence, and editor

Ordinarily, we rely on our presidents to help us contain our anxiety. According to Dr. Frank, this president needs us to contain his. Trump on the Couch lays out a compelling argument that Donald Trump relentlessly and defensively locates his own dishonesty, incompetence and weakness in others. It gives us a language, a theory, and compelling evidence to place Trump's otherwise bewildering and sometimes terrifying behavior in perspective.

Quote: Edward R. Shapiro, M.D., Clinical Professor of Psychiatry

Russian: Eksmo

Quote: Avery

I've known Trump a long time and I have even tried my own hand at psychoanalyzing him on television. But, Dr. Frank has shown a more complete picture inside our 45th President's mind than I ever dared to consider. Behind all Trump's tough guy theatrics, his petty cruelties and bloated ego is a tangled knot of pathologies that should terrify us all. Trump on the Couch is a great first step to sizing up the President's inner demons.

Quote: Donny Deutsch, Co-Host on MSNBC’s Morning Joe

Trump On The Couch has spared me the extra grief of hoping against hope that our President will change. Dr. Frank's analysis helps explain the genesis of Trump's bullying, cruelty, dismissiveness, sexism, sadism, narcissism and more to help us understand that very sick man. Now I can brace myself in a more efficient way - not teetering between disbelief and denial but accepting what is, and continuing to resist.

Quote: Joan Baez

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