I want to be clear that I am NOT diagnosing Mr. Sheen and that I have never even met him.
Now, with that out of the way there are some indications that we are seeing a manic episode. The grandiosity, pressured speech, his age, etc. make it look very much like a manic episode. Maybe it’s just drug addiction or withdrawal, though those don’t seem to be as good of explanations. In any case, this is a train wreck and you are all witnesses to it. The MSM is certainly happy to have it.
The truth is, I don’t care much about Charlie Sheen and I have pretty much ignored the whole story until now. But his behavior seems so bizarre that one looks for an explanation. I don’t think this is just run-of-the-mill Hollywood narcissism. It may well be grandiosity that bespeaks a manic episode.