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Connections: Should we psychoanalyze people from afar?


Political analyst and author Andrew Sullivan says it's time to demand a psychiatric evaluation of President Trump. Sullivan says Trump refuses to recognize reality or accept basic facts, and it's putting the country in danger.

But is it wise to psychoanalyze someone -- even the president -- from afar? Is it possible? Sullivan's not the only one who's made such comments.

We talk about what we know (and don't know) about the president, along with whether we tend to armchair-psychoanalyze people in our own lives. Our guest:

  • Eric Caine, chair of the department of psychiatry at the University of Rochester
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