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特朗普能否证明自己理智?

伦敦——自从一年前唐纳德·特朗普继任美国总统之后,外界对其精神是否稳定和健全已经越来越怀疑。随着迈克尔·沃尔夫据称从幕后窥探这位总统治下混乱政府的火焰与暴怒:揭秘特朗普的白宫一书的出版,这些疑虑似乎更显得紧迫和突出。但除了在推特上声称自己是一位“情绪非常稳定的天才外”,特朗普还能做些什么来证明自己在心理上适合担任这个在某种程度上全球最高的政府公职?

精神疾病不存在明确的体检结果。就算特朗普接受一系列血液测试和脑部扫描,结果极有可能也证明不了任何东西。绝大多数精神病患者都会得出正常的结果。同样,不正常的结果也并不一定意味着精神心智受到损失:即使失去很大一部分大脑,人一样可以保持智力。

例如,最近一项研究结果显示,在54名接受大脑半球切除术切除半个大脑用以治疗严重和顽固性癫痫的儿童当中,除4人外均表现出相同甚至更好的智力。因此特朗普完全可以只有半个大脑,而且仍然无法证明他在精神方面有问题。

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