Vader Was a Nut. Shut the Front Door!


No shit.

Okay, a little more elaboration is in order, I suppose. In Psychiatry Research, a paper will be published that postulates that Darth Vader had borderline personality disorder. The follow-up paper will suggest that water is wet.

I dunno about you, but this seems to me like the cats at Psychiatry Research wanted to goose their circulation numbers, so they’re publishing bona fide nerdbait.

From a preview at LiveScience:

Skywalker hit six out of the nine borderline personality disorder criteria as defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fourth edition (DSM-IV). He only needed to meet five criteria to qualify as suffering from the disorder.

Maybe they should take a look at Batman or those tinfoil-hat kookydoodles next. Or my brother.

(via SciFiWire)

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