One of my favorite things about E.S. is that, since he is a psychiatrist, he can and does diagnose people at the drop of a hat. Other people on the subway, people we pass on the street, my friends. But the best is when he diagnoses characters on TV shows. He does this not only with Law & Order, since crazy people are a regular feature on that program, but also with fantasy shows like Wonderfalls, whose heroine (according to E.S.) was experiencing first-break schizophrenia, and even with cartoons. He claims that Stewie on The Family Guy has an anxiety-spectrum disorder.
But E.S.’s ability to diagnose people even when they are pixillated and three inches tall is what allows me to tell you that Tom Cruise, who recently exposed himself on Oprah and Access Hollywood, is bipolar and has gone off his medications. It’s true; my psychiatrist boyfriend says so.