Was Sherlock Holmes Bipolar?

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“Some folk might say there was madness in his method,” muttered the Inspector.” — “The Adventure of the Reigate Square”

One reason why the public is so fascinated with Sherlock Holmes since his first appearance in 1887 is his quirky behavior. Doyle made a fully formed heroic character complete with very real flaws. Readers in modern times can’t help but wonder, when reading the Doyle stories, if Sherlock Holmes suffered from bipolar disorder…

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