Biggest U.S. psychiatric group: No, it's not okay to discuss Trump's mental health

But despite reports to the contrary, psychiatrists should not publicly venture opinions on Trump’s mental wellbeing without conducting a full examination of the president, according to the American Psychiatric Association (APA), the biggest psychiatric organization in the United States and the world.

The APA introduced a principle known as the Goldwater rule —named after a scandal surrounding 1964 Republican presidential candidate Barry Goldwater—which states that it is unethical for members to give a professional opinion on the mental health of public figures, without first examining them and gaining their consent to discuss the issue in public.

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