Did Gollum have a Mental Disorder?

Gollum and His Mental Disorder


One of my favorite film trilogies is Lord of the Rings, and my favorite character from the trilogy is Gollum.  This well-rounded and misunderstood character who is obsessed with the One Ring leads Frodo Baggins on a quest to destroy the One Ring in Mount Doom.  When first diagnosing this almost 600 year old Hobbit-like character we come with an anti-social behavior (he isolated himself under a mountain), aggression (how many times did he attack Sam and Frodo without cause?), and OCD (obsessed with the One Ring).  Also, we should note he murdered his best friend to acquire the One Ring and he attempted to murder Sam and Frodo.

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