Health experts are warning that Donald Trump is displaying "classic signs" of being mentally ill - including 'malignant narcissism'.A group called Citizen Therapists Against Trumpism has even been created - which has thousands of members and has published a manifesto warning of Trump’s alleged psychosis.

They claim the warning signs are:

-Scapegoating and banishing groups of people who are seen as threats, including immigrants and religious minorities

-Degrading, ridiculing, and demeaning rivals and critics
-Fostering a cult of the Strong Man who appeals to fear and anger
-Promises to solve our problems if we just trust in him
-Reinvents history and has little concern for truth (and) sees no need for rational persuasion.
-Moreover, the Citizen Therapists argue that Trump’s egotistical ways are creating “the illusion that real Americans can only become winners if others become losers.”

Practising pyschotherapist John D Gartner told US News - in an article called Temperament Tantrum - that Trump “is dangerously mentally ill and temperamentally incapable of being president.”
He firmly believes Trump shows all the signs of “malignant narcissism" - which is clinically defined as a combination of narcissism, anti-social personality disorder, aggression and sadism.

In an article in the NY Daily News , clinical psychologist Dr Julie Futrell went a step further this week, saying:
"Narcissism impairs his ability to see reality so you can't use logic to persuade someone like that,.
“Three million women marching? Doesn't move him. Advisers point out that a policy choice didn't work? He won't care.”

 If someone displays just FIVE of these traits they are defined as having Narcissistic Personality Disorder:

-Has a grandiose sense of self-importance (e.g., exaggerates achievements and talents, expects to be recognised as superior without commensurate achievements)
-Is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love
-Believes that he or she is “special” and unique and can only be understood by, or should associate with, other special or high-status people (or institutions)
-Requires excessive admiration
-Has a sense of entitlement, i.e., unreasonable expectations of especially favourable treatment or automatic compliance with his or her expectations
-Is interpersonally exploitative, i.e., takes advantage of others to achieve his or her own ends
-Lacks empathy: is unwilling to recognise or identify with the feelings and needs of others
-Is often envious of others or believes that others are envious of him or her
-Shows arrogant, haughty behaviours or attitudes.

Culled from Mirror UK

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