(Emory Health Sciences) The rationale for the Goldwater Rule -- which prohibits psychiatrists from publicly commenting on the mental health of public figures they have not examined in person -- does not hold up to current scientific scrutiny, a new analysis finds.
Evan Osnos writes about Donald Trump and the case for overturning the Goldwater Rule, which prohibits psychologists from diagnosing public figures without personally examining them.
There is a long-standing rule self-imposed rule among psychiatrists who are members of the American Psychiatric Association (APA): mental health of political figures they have not personally evaluated should not be declared publicly...
Psychiatrists are questioning the Goldwater Rule, which forbids them from commenting on the mental health of public figures
The Goldwater rule, which prohibits mental health professionals from speculating on public figures, still stands.