Local author takes on Trump

Dr. H. Steven Moffic, an occasional contributor to the Chronicle, is one of 10 authors added to a new edition of the book, “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump.”

The full title of the new edition is “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 37 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President – Updated and Expanded with New Essays.” A prior edition, published in 2017, had a similar title with essays by 27 mental health professionals instead of the 37 now featured in the new edition.

Released March 19, 2019, the new edition proclaims, according to its marketing materials, that Trump “has only grown more erratic and dangerous as the pressures on him mount. This new edition includes new essays bringing the book up to date―because this is still not normal.”

Moffic attended a book launch event in March, in Washington, D.C. Moffic is a psychiatrist and his profession has struggled with how to ethically and appropriately respond to the president.