With recent revelations that the president has been privately making some ridiculous claims to his own staff, there has been more public speculation on whether President Trump is suffering from a psychosis. The question that has emerged: Is he lying or is he actually delusional? Vanity Fair presents some evidence for the latter.
The Vanity Fair piece frames the question as a matter of losing touch with reality. Psychologist Michael Tansey doesn't believe Trump is losing touch with reality. Tansey has argued that Trump has been suffering from Delusional Disorder all along. If he is correct, that would make Trump an extremely dangerous person given that he is entrusted with the powers of the presidency.
I know Michael Tansey. He's no crackpot. He's a highly regarded author and clinician in Chicago. Most recently, Tansey is a contributor to the NY Times Best Seller, The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump. In this book, 27 prominent mental health professionals share their diagnostic impressions of Trump. The rationale for the book is that the professional duty to warn supersedes the Goldwater Rule. Whether or not this novel application of duty to warn is justified in this specific instance, the duty to warn does in fact supersede other regulations governing practice in the area of privacy and confidentiality.
Here's a brief presentation of evidence for his opinion, which Tansey has been sharing for months.