Mental Disorders Portrayed in the Characters of A. Milne's Winnie the Pooh

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Each character of A. A. Milne’s Winnie the pooh stories represent various behaviours of learning, behaviours, and general disorders. Pooh is obsessed with honey so he has an eating disorder, and will do whatever it takes putting himself and his friends at risk to get it but he has ADHD and shows careless and indifferent behaviour towards his peers.

They all have some kind of disorder like piglet has social anxiety it causes him to be an extreme worrier. He shows signs of classic anxiety disorder which is usually caused by a significant self-esteem injury in the past this causes piglet a huge amount of stress and anxiety and general nervousness, then there's owl he has dyslexia and even though he is the most intelligent of all the characters he still suffers from dyslexia. He often gets his spelling wrong with letters with letters missing, swapped around or even written back to front. Even tigger has a disorder he has ADHD and he is always bouncing around on his tail because of his ADHD he’s unable to control his hyperactivity, there is a possibility tigger also suffers from a substance abuse problem that is indicated by him being prepared to try any substance or matter that comes along his path.

Kanag has social anxiety disorder she is very protective of her son, and she would never let her son make his own decisions because of her overprotectiveness. Roo has autism spectrum disorder he lacks awareness of danger and has a strange attachment to sitting in his mother's pouch. Rabbit has obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) rabbit is very orderly and obsessive mostly with regard to his garden. Eeyore has depressive disorder he always has a bleak outlook on life and never feels any positive emotions like happiness and excitement always down about things never can have fun because he’s always down and out. Christopher Robin has schizophrenia it's believed that all the characters in winnie the pooh are manifested depending on christophers moods.

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