Forty-nine percent of US presidents suffer from mental health problems

 Everyone accepted Joe Biden as the winner of the US election. Only Donald Trump did not agree. He asked for a review of the election process, alleging fraud. 

That was done. That being said, all is well, Biden is the winner. After all this, yesterday (November 18) Donald Trump wrote again, I am the winner of the election. In other words, I accept justice, but I am right at the end.


However, handling the pressure of the Oval Office is not a small matter. The mechanisms of the brain can be shaky. If you look at history, you will find such examples. The Duke University of the United States began research on this topic since 2008. 




From George Washington to Richard Nixon (1776-1974), several psychiatrists were asked to compile biographies of a total of 37 US presidents. They scoffed, saying that about half (49 per cent) of those presidents suffered from mental health problems.

Since 1964, members of the American Psychiatric Association have been barred from commenting on the mental health of elected representatives or presidential candidates in the United States. 

However, those who are not members of the organization have occasionally commented on the president's mental health problems.


Abraham Lincoln was a patient of severe depression



Abraham Lincoln suffered from severe depression throughout his life. Many also think that he decided to commit suicide several times. However, historians believe that frustration never affected his political career or decision-making. 


Lyndon Johnson's behaviour seemed frightening



Lyndon Johnson, the 36th president of the United States, suffered from bipolar disorder. His mood was fluctuating. Lindon's assistant wrote in a later published book that at times the president's behaviour seemed scary. He even showed signs of mental retardation.


Mark Twain called Roosevelt crazy



Theodore Roosevelt, the 28th president, also suffered from bipolar disorder, according to researchers at Duke University. According to psychologist Guy Winch, Roosevelt campaigned on Amazon for two years because of mental problems after losing the re-election. Meanwhile, American writer Mark Twain called Roosevelt "definitely crazy."

Nixon was furious



Richard Nixon was addicted to alcohol. Suddenly he would burst into anger. He is said to have taken refuge in a psychotherapist after the bombing in Cambodia was strongly condemned by the American people. Many authors claim that Nixon used a drug called Dilantin to improve his mood. 

The drug had a variety of side effects, including confusion and memory loss. He is said to have once ordered a nuclear attack on North Korea. Henry Kissinger, however, told senior military officials at the time to wait for Nixon to calm down.

The advisers wanted to remove Reagan from office



Ronald Reagan had Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's also causes problems such as depression, anxiety and hallucinations. However, there are doubts as to whether those problems occurred during his tenure as president. 

Son Ron Reagan writes about his father's dementia symptoms at the White House in his book. According to a report in The New Yorker, several advisers were so concerned about the president's mental health problems that they considered appointing a vice president under the 25th Amendment.


The wife took charge



Woodrow Wilson, the 28th president of the United States, suffered from depression while in office. In 1919 he had a stroke. Many said that even though he couldn't perform his duties, everything was kept secret. Many historians have written that his wife carried many of the president's responsibilities.

Kennedy used eight types of drugs



Concerns about John F. Kennedy's health have not diminished. Yet several reports claim he suffered from depression. Kennedy used to take about eight types a day, including anxiety medications and sleeping pills.

Source: BBC & Univision.com

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