The Psychology of Darth Vader

Wir alle wissen: Darth Vader war schon ein ziemlicher Psychophath. Jetzt haben Psychologen festgestellt, dass das wohl tatsächlich wahr ist und Darth Vader unter Borderline-Persönlichkeitsstörung litt. Die Untersuchungen beruhen zwar auf Episode 2 und 3 und die Filme gibt's ja eigentlich gar nicht, aber egal.

"I had watched the two prequel movies ["Attack of the Clones" and "Revenge of the Sith"], and it was during my residency in psychiatry while trying to explain borderline personality disorder to medical students that I thought of Anakin," said Eric Bui, a psychiatrist at Toulouse University Hospital in France.

Bui and his colleagues first presented their diagnosis at the annual convention of the American Psychiatric Association in 2007. Now, their letter to the editor titled "Is Anakin Skywalker suffering from borderline personality disorder?" is slated to appear in an upcoming issue of the journal Psychiatry Research.

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.

The Psychology of Darth Vader Revealed (via Geekosystem)