Anakin diagnosed with borderline personality disorder
A team of researchers declared this week that Anakin Skywalker, aka Darth Vader, suffers from a controversial mental condition and could use some time in a shrink’s office.
According to the authors, who reported their findings at the American Psychiatric Association’s annual meeting in San Diego, Skywalker meets the criteria for the condition: He has difficulty controlling anger, stress-related breaks with reality (after women in his life die or leave), impulsivity (dangerous pod racing), obsession with abandonment (those darn women again) and a "pattern of unstable and intense interpersonal relationships characterized by alternating between extremes of ideation and devaluation" (hello, Obi-Wan).
In another sign that he’s borderline, the authors argue that Skywalker suffers from an "identity disturbance." After all, he did become Darth Vader after being "very unsure of who he was and what he wanted."
Personally, I suspect that when he was in such an unsettled condition, this didn’t help matters either…