THE BAU: DR. SPENCER REID
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Dr. Spencer Reid
Position: Special Agent
Specialty: Criminal Statistics
Series Duration: Pilot episode to Present
Dr. Reid, with an IQ of 187 and the ability to read 20,000 words per minute, is a child prodigy who graduated high school at the age of 12 and learned everything he knows from books he read as a child, some which his mother read to him. At the age of 18, he had his mother placed in a mental hospital for severe paranoid schizophrenia (episode 37, Revelations). His vast knowledge about almost all things currently leaves him little room for emotional growth, which at times makes him seem socially awkward, but he never hesitates to show how much he knows if it helps the team with their latest cases.