Yale psychiatrist Bandy X. Lee calls on Pelosi to submit Pres. Trump to involuntary psych evaluation

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by Dr. Eowyn

Bandy Xenobia Lee, MD, MDiv, 49, is an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine.

According to Wikipedia, Lee was born and raised in the Bronx, New York, and is of Korean descent. With an MD from Yale University School of Medicine in 1994 and an MDiv from Yale Divinity School in 1995, Lee specializes in violence prevention.

Bandy X. Lee is also a rabid anti-Trumper who misuses her psychiatric profession to engage in the sort of dangerous psychological diagnosis employed by the former Soviet Union and present-day China to silence and incarcerate political dissidents. She is part of a movement demanding that the House Judiciary Committee bring a panel of “mental health experts” to join the impeachment proceedings against President Trump.

In 2017, Lee undertook a frenzied series of activities on the supposed mental ill health of President Trump, including:

  • Hosting a meeting on Trump’s mental health at Yale University medical school in April.
  • An interview with Salon in May, in which she pronounced Trump’s mental health to be in such a “state of emergency” that “our survival as a species may be at stake.”
  • Editing The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President, a book of essays examining Trump’s mental health.
  • Meeting 12 members of Congress (11 Democrats, 1 Republican) to tell them Trump’s mental health had so deteriorated that he was “unraveling”.

Igor Derysh reports for Salon, Dec. 27, 2019, that Bandy X. Lee claims that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is not doing enough to respond to the danger posed by President Trump’s mental illness and that Pelosi has the “right” to have the President of the United States submit to an involuntary psychiatric evaluation.

Lee told Salon:

“As a coworker, she [Pelosi] has the right to have him submit to an involuntary evaluation, but she has not. Anyone can call 911 to report someone who seems dangerous, and family members are the most typical ones to do so. But so can coworkers, and even passersby on the street. The law dictates who can determine right to treatment, or civil commitment, and in all 50 U.S. states this includes a psychiatrist. The advantage of a coworker starting this process is that a court can mandate a mental capacity evaluation before the dangerous person returns to work. The committing physician is preferably the patient’s treater, but does not have to be.”

Lee criticizes Pelosi’s strategy of withholding the articles of impeachment from the Senate as ineffective, and warns that the delay risks making Trump even more dangerous. Lee said: “I am beginning to believe that a mental health hold, which we have tried to avoid, will become inevitable.

Lee also arm-chair diagnoses anyone who actively takes the side of President Trump as psychotic, specifically to have “shared psychosis” — a phenomenon in which otherwise healthy people in close contact with a mentally ill person take on symptoms of the sick person as if they had the sickness themselves. However, symptoms of “shared psychosis” disappear when you remove the sick person from contact or media exposure.

Incredibly, in addition to being a professor of psychiatry at Yale, Bandy Xenobia Lee is also the president of the World Mental Health Coalition. On her Twitter account, she actually provides “translations” of Trump’s tweets.

But she’s the one calling Trump and the Deplorables crazy.




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