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Doctors: Check Trump's mental health according to Medicare guidelines

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Staff Writer | January 14, 2018
U.S. President Donald Trump is "in excellent health," White House physician, Dr. Ronny Jackson, said following his physical Friday.
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America   Jackson received an urgent letter
But it's not clear whether any mental health tests were conducted, despite urging from mental health professionals, CNN writes.

Jackson received an urgent letter from dozens of doctors and health professionals urging him to perform basic mental health tests on the President.

While reviews of the past five presidents' physical exams show only a brief mention of mental health and none of the records includes a readout of the mental health tests, this letter points out that mental evaluations are routine during physicals, particularly for patients who are 66 or older. Trump is 71.

Medicare guidelines suggest patients in this age range should be evaluated for cognitive and neural health function.


 

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