Dysfunction In DC

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Ask Dr. Katie

Ask Dr. Katie

Psychological assessment of Washington DC

In reviewing the behavior of individual government legislators as individuals and the group as a whole I have developed a psychological profile.  In doing so I hope this can offer some perspective as why Washington DC can not work effectively together. If DC were my client I would start with a presenting problems list, so I will begin so here. There is a total incapacity to work together effectively. Here are some key issues I have noticed.

Problem List

EGO- self centered


False Pride


Power and Control


Look Good above do good

Can’t play well with others

Diagnostic Impression: 301.81   Narcissistic Personality Disorder

The criteria to diagnosis a narcissistic personality disorder according to the DSM-5 are:

A pervasive pattern of grandiosity (in fantasy or behavior) need for attention, lack of empathy, beginning by early adulthood and present in a…

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About drkatieevans

International expert on mental health and addiction issues. Pioneer in the field of co-occurring disorders. Published author of five books most recent book Unfortunate Hero: The Soldiers Path From Trauma and Addiction, with contribution by husband SFC Michael Kelley, Army (Retired) Ask Dr. Katie
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