Psychopathology in the Hundred-Acre Wood.


Winnie the Pooh has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and perhaps Obsessive Compulsive Disorder(OCD), plus he is possible victim of Shaken Bear Syndrom. Piglet has Generalized Anxiety Discorder, Eeyore is clearly in the depths of clinical depression, and poor Roo is growing up in a single-parent household. And Tigger! Risk-taking behavior! Socially intrusive! Obvious hyperactivity!

A.A. Milne, meet the DSM-IV.


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0 Responses to Psychopathology in the Hundred-Acre Wood.

  1. k says:

    They didn’t mention the abandonment issues arising from Christopher Robin, the only functioning member of the group, leaving to attend to his own needs, i.e. furthering his education.
    Then again, what does it say about me that Eeyore is my favorite?

  2. Soxanne says:

    Dontcha just love the archetypes of children’s literature? Makes understanding so much easier…No grey areas, no layered personalities.

  3. bullwinkle says:

    That was fun 🙂

  4. Elizabeth says:

    Have you ever read the Tao of Pooh?
    The principles of Taoism through Winnie the Pooh.

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