President Bill Clinton is mentally ill, and he will get worse before
gets better is the conclusion of a clinical psychologist who has studied
him and written a book on the subject.
Dr. Paul Fick, clinical psychologist and author of the book “The
Dysfunctional President,” is in an “I told you so” position now that
Clinton has admitted his
sexual relationship with Monica Lewinsky. Previously criticized for his
diagnosis of the president, Fick is now being deluged with calls from
show hosts for interviews.
Fick says Clinton is a pathological liar and addicted to sex. He lies
about everything, not just sex, and he is so compulsive that he is
always thinking about sex — a distraction preventing Clinton from doing
his job, says the author.
“Whether it’s drugs, alcohol, eating disorders, or sex they engage in
behavior compulsively and they think about it obsessively as a way to
distract them from the emotional problems that they have. Dolly Kyle
Browning (high school sweetheart) in 1988 said that Clinton told her
he’s a sex addict. Attorney Joseph Purvis (close personal friend of
Clinton) said in 1994 that his problems are because he is the adult son
of an alcoholic,” said Fick.
People display the symptoms from very mildly to very severely, and
president exhibits them on a very severe basis, according to Fick. There
is treatment available, but the first step requires the same first step
an alcoholic must take to recover — full acceptance and admission of
problem. Once treatment begins recovery can be expected in 18 to 36
“There is no way he can remain in office and receive the treatment,
for that treatment to be effective,” said Fick, who does not expect
Clinton to admit his problem.
His admission that he lied about Monica Lewinsky has brought all
other allegations he has denied into question.
It is expected that the more than 500-page report being prepared by
Kenneth Starr will provide significant evidence to show a consistent
pattern of untruthful behavior, according to a source in a position to
know. The report will document a significant number of lies by Clinton,
lies that involve the various women he has been accused of having sex
with, and lies regarding the China connection, Vince Foster, John Huang,
Whitewater and much more.
The focus of the Starr report will be on Clinton’s many lies, not his
sexcapades, according to the source. Contrary to other reports, Monica
Lewinsky does not appear in the Starr report until page 400. Some
reports have claimed that the report will deal only with the Lewinsky
affair, however it has been learned that the real focus of the report
will be on the many instances in which Clinton has lied.
Sen. Bob Kerry once said Bill Clinton is “an unusually good liar.”
is such a good liar that now many are asking, “When is he telling the
“I always wanted to ask Sen. Kerry if he voted for Bob Dole or if he
voted for an incredibly good liar,” said Paul Fick.
The lies began as a way of covering up the difficult situation in his
home as a child, but they quickly became a way of life for young Bill
Clinton, according to the author. He had to perfect his ability to live
the lies he told to avoid being caught in the lie.
Over the years, Clinton did become “an incredibly good liar” because
has been able to keep track of his lies and “remember who has been told
what,” according to Fick. Clinton is not living in a fantasy world,
however. He is conscious of his lies, and is in fact very calculated.
Fick predicted in 1994 that Clinton would have the problems he is now
encountering regarding his sex life. A report over the weekend in the
“Drudge Report” about the perversions engaged in by Clinton was no
surprise to Fick who says he already knew about them — and more. Rather
than become addicted to alcohol like his stepfather, Clinton developed a
compulsive addition to sex, according to Fick.
“If he doesn’t get intervention at this point in time, and say he’s
reinforced by the public to stay in office, I firmly believe he’ll act
out again before the end of his term. I wouldn’t be surprised if during
the course of the investigation he’s already acted out,” predicted Fick
in a weekend interview.
Steve Jones, husband of Paula Jones, claims there are at least 100
who are prepared to testify under oath that they had sex with Clinton.
Fick says that based on the interviews he has done for his analysis he
is certain the list is at least that large. He said he knows of one
woman who was an Arkansas state employee who regularly had sex with
Clinton in the governor’s office.
Various polls continue to show that many Americans do not seem to
that the personal sex life of the president matters. Fick says they
believe that because they do not know the actual facts regarding
Clinton’s condition and the effect it has on his ability to fulfill his
“We are not observing a man who had an affair and is remorseful for
hurting his spouse. We are observing an individual who is consumed with
thoughts and behavior related to sex in much the same way that a drug
abuser is consumed with thoughts and behaviors about his compulsion. He
seeks out fulfillment of his compulsion in much the same way the drug
abuser engages in drug-seeking behavior. This is pathological behavior
that requires effective treatment,” said Fick in his book.
The condition will get worse before it gets better, says Fick. It has
major impact on his ability to devote his time and attention to the
presidency because he is either satisfying his compulsive urges or he is
thinking about satisfying them.
“Such urges serve to avert his attention from the underlying
of the compulsion and distract him from functioning fully as president,”
Fick explained. “America’s credibility in the foreign policy arena is
eroding because of the president’s credibility problems.”