Bandy X. Lee

Bandy X. Lee is an internationally recognized expert on violence. Trained in medicine and psychiatry at Yale and Harvard Universities, and in medical anthropology as a fellow of the National Institute of Mental Health, she is currently on the faculty of Yale School of Medicine's Law and Psychiatry Division.

Articles by this author

 The media needs to go beyond covering Trump’s mood of the day to covering his mental instability. (Photo: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
The Trump Contagion
Mental health professionals and others have been trying to warn the public about the dangers of US President Donald Trump since his election . Trump’s extreme narcissism, sadism, lack of empathy, and admiration for despots are on daily display . Some may wish to see him as a self-absorbed clown,...
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President Donald Trump holds a ‘Make America Great Again’ rally in Evansville, Indiana, Aug. 30, 2018. (Photo: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque) Views
Friday, September 07, 2018
Thousands of Mental Health Professionals Agree With Woodward and the New York Times Op-ed Author: Trump Is Dangerous
Bob Woodward’s new book, “Fear,” describes a “ nervous breakdown of Trump’s presidency .” Earlier this year, Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury” offered a similar portrayal . Now, an op-ed in The New York Times by an anonymous “senior White House official” describes how deeply the troubles in this...
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“The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump” became an instant bestseller in ways that even one of the largest publishers in the nation did not anticipate. (Photo: Lesley Becker/Globe Staff) Views
Tuesday, January 02, 2018
The Ethics of Warning the Public About a Dangerous President
IN SPITE of widespread concern regarding Donald Trump’s ability to execute his office, the psychiatric establishment continues to enforce silence on its members, depriving the public of their expertise. Hampering the profession’s ability to warn about danger needs reconsideration. A sense of this...
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