Welcome back! After the long break we’re back to examine Sherlock’s self proclaimed sociopathy–high functioning or otherwise. What else could be happening for Sherlock? Why does he advertise himself as a sociopath? Why do people (including Pebble and Blü) feel the need to diagnose others? Why is Blü upset with her otome game? Find out in today’s episode!
Antisocial Personality Disorder- DSM diagnosis with traits that are often described as psychopathy or sociopathy. “The clinical version of someone who is (described as) a psychopath or a sociopath.” -Pebble
APA- American Psychological Association, a governing board that sets laws, conducts research, and outlines diagnostic criteria for mental health professionals.
Autism Spectrum Disorder- DSM diagnosis with specific traits, such as significant difficulties with social interaction, fixation on specific interests, and repetitive behavior.
DSM- Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (5th Edition) is used by psychiatrist, doctors, and clinicians to diagnosis and refer to mental health diagnoses.
Lawful Neutral- A type of Alignment from the Dungeons and Dragons game that characterizes a players/characters ethics or moral leanings. In this case, Lawful Neutral implies that Sherlock works within a system of laws (sometimes his own) and is relatively trustworthy, but that he is often more concerned about his own needs/desires before others.
Otome- A type of game geared towards women with elements of RPG (role playing game) and “choose your own adventure,” usually involving love/romantic plots in which the player is a main character.
Psychopath/Sociopath- Terms used by the media to express certain personality traits or acts of an individual. Following definitions as found on Google:
- Psychopath-A person suffering from chronic mental disorder with abnormal or violent social behavior.
- Sociopath- A person with a personality disorder manifesting itself in extreme antisocial attitudes and behavior and a lack of conscience.
Social (Pragmatic) Communication Disorder- DSM diagnosis with specific criteria, such as difficulty with communicating and understanding/reading social ques.