We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Psychiatry is a profession in search of a reason to exist. As we learn more and more about neurochemistry, classical psychiatry sounds more and more to me like phrenology. One of my students several years ago was interested in pediatric neurology. I gave her a series of papers on autism and advised her to think seriously about it as I expect autism to be understood and perhaps curable in the next 30 years, her career path. Psychiatry is at a dead end in my opinion and they seem determined to destroy what credibility they have.
No diagnosis: to be fair, anyone who has read Caro's biography of LBJ would most likely be stumped on what to call all of LBJ's pathological behaviors and severe, ongoing psychological issues. I wouldn't even know where to begin.
Just curious, but do your Yale colleagues have any idea at all what Trump supporters think of and feel towards them? Or what the likely reaction towards them would be if they were encountered and not protected by their current privileged position?
I seem to remember some other group of lefties who used psychiatry against their political enemies. Except, if I remember correctly, these lefties could in fact have their political enemies committed to "psychiatric facilities".