Flashback Friday: Did Gollum have schizophrenia or multiple personality disorder?

To round out our week of BMJ Christmas Issue articles, here’s a classic from 2004 in which a group of medical students attempt to diagnose Gollum’s issues. After reasoning through a number of possible diagnoses, ranging from vitamin deficiency (also discussed elsewhere in the literature) to hyperthyroidism, they conclude that Gollum likely suffered from schizoid personality disorder.  Good thing we finally straightened that out.

A precious case from Middle Earth.

“Sméagol (Gollum) is a

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