Thursday, June 4, 2020

Comments by nk7b

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  • A brilliant thrust from you right at the end: If psychiatrist Frances can rule out a diagnosis of Disease X for Mr. Trump without ever examining him, or even knowing him, or even talking with him, then . . . . well, you get my point.

    The guy in question here, famous or not, just stepped in the stinky dog poop perhaps because he was so damned busy bragging that he was an expert on personality disorders that he totally overlooked a very simple and logical piece of lore known to even the most fumbling resident in his/her first year of training (regardless of specialty): Making the diagnosis “Absence of Disease X” requires precisely the same careful contact with, and detailed attention to, any patient as does making the diagnosis “Presence of Disease X”. Or does Dr. Frances have some kind of ESP here ?

    A well-written piece and one of your best ever.

    James T. Lee, MD PhD