Mayim Bialik has disagreed with some people's assessment of Sheldon having Asperger's, however. According to Blossom, I mean Mayim, Sheldon has severe OCD. Well, why should I believe what a woman who played Blossom says! Like she has any credentials under her belt.
Well, actually, she does have some pretty solid credentials. More so than some crazy woman whose only credential is blogging about her daughter with Asperger's five days a week, spouting off like she's some kind of expert! Ahem.
Anyway, Mayim Bialik received her PHd at UCLA in neuroscience and studied Autism Spectrum Disorders. She did her thesis on OCD.
So, why am I disagreeing with the good doctor when I don't have her credentials? For one thing, she stated (see here for the article--check out the first comment too) that she never watched the show before she appeared on it. Therefore, her conclusions are based on limited information. Second, her specialty was on OCD, so she would see everything through the OCD filter, just like I see everything through an Asperger's filter. Lastly, she does describe Sheldon as being on the spectrum. So, assuming there was no speech delay, wouldn't that pretty much qualify as an Asperger's diagnosis?
And yes, I'm aware I'm spending a lot of time discussing the diagnosis of a fictional character. I enjoy it, bugger off!
What are your thoughts? Do you think Sheldon has Asperger's?