Is the TV Character, Adrian Monk, Autistic?
Fictional characters can be described as having autism, but it is often difficult to discern because information is scant as far as their disabilities. For Monk, that is not the case. The show, entitled “Monk”, is more about his disability than even the crime solving it is supposed to be based on. However, although it is possible to assume Monk is autistic, according to the diagnosis given by the show, he is not. He does have severe obsessive compulsive personality disorder which heightens his awareness and quirks at the same time. It may look like autism, but it is not.