Mapping the world's opinions

To some, Donald Trump is a rambling buffoon. To others, he is a voice of truth in a political quagmire of lies and deceit. But are his erratic mind, eccentric way of speaking and short attention span indicators of an underlying mental illness affecting the US president?

Yes he is

The president displays clear signs of mental illness. Something psychologists and his peers have often commented on.

Trump's speech is littered with signs of illness

When the president appears in public or tweets, he often displays signs of mental illness and cognitive impairment. Explore

Mental health experts are worried

More than 27 high-profile psychiatrists and mental health experts have voiced concerns over Trump's mental health. Explore

Those close to the president frequently claim he is mentally unstable

From anonymous op-eds to White House aides and Republican senators, many of those that have spent time with the president have suggested he is not stable. Explore

No he isn't

President Trump has a different vernacular to other politicians, but that doesn't make him mentally ill.

His annual medical exam showed no signs of illness

Donald Trump released his annual medical report which shows no sign of illness. Explore

If he was mentally ill, he wouldn't have got where he is today

A mentally ill person could not have built a business empire, become a reality TV star and won a hotly contested election. Explore

He isn't mentally ill, he is a reality TV star

The traits that make someone a reality TV star, like arrogance and impulsivity, when put in the White House, look like mental illness. Explore

It is impossible to say

We cannot diagnose Trump with a mental illness based solely on his public appearances.

No diagnosis can be conclusive based solely on a public persona

Someone's public persona is not always indicative of their internal mental health. Explore

The disorders attributed to Trump are not clear-cut

Mental illnesses exist on a spectrum. Even if Trump displays some traits of a mental health disorder, it is not definitive proof he has it. Explore
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