Holmes and Mental Illness
However, as I read instead of seeing a link between autism and Holmes I found myself more interested in his apparent mood disorder. That became my great connection with the books. I am fascinated when I see actors who with deal mood disorders find this in Holmes as well and bring it to their performances. I have a very intimate relationship with mental illnesses such as mood ad obsessive-compulsive disorders. So, watching them played out on screen or in the canon is somehow cathartic for me.
In conclusion, let's psychoanalyize Holmes! Of course, I realize that he is a fictional character and everyone will read something different into him. What I am really wondering is if anyone else has had experiences similar to mine and would like to share.