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APA Ethics, Goldwater and Trump

Posted on: 05/25/2017

Reports of spirited debate at this week’s annual APA meeting prompted me to tweet, “Will @APAPsychiatric tell us how many complaints have been filed with DB ethics committees related to Trump and #GoldwaterRule? #apaam17”

Not surprisingly, so far I see no response.

Many APA members have likely publicly diagnosed the President without examining him, which the Goldwater rule prohibits as unethical.