Winnie the Pooh

Winnie the Pooh popularized by Walt Disney, it might be surprising that the franchise’s true story centers around Christopher Robin and his schizophrenia disorder and not Pooh himself.  All of his imaginary friends are actually stuffed toys. These characters  are in his head, they are representing feelings that he actually experiences himself.

"We begin with Pooh's and his coexisting ADHD and OCD, we question whether Pooh may over time present with Tourette’s syndrome."-Pathology in the Hundred Acre Wood
“We begin with Pooh’s and his coexisting ADHD and OCD, we question whether Pooh may over time present with Tourette’s syndrome.”-Pathology in the Hundred Acre Wood 

“This unfortunate bear embodies the concept of comorbidity. Most striking is his Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), inattentive subtype…

…Pooh’s perseveration on food and his repetitive counting behaviours raise the diagnostic possibility of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). ” – Pathology in the Hundred Acre Wood


And what of little Piglet? Poor, anxious, blushing, flustered little Piglet. He clearly suffers from a Generalized Anxiety Disorder. His irrational anxiety causes him to suffer from a distinct stuttering speech impediment.
And what of little Piglet? Poor, anxious, blushing, flustered little Piglet. He clearly suffers from a Generalized Anxiety Disorder. His irrational anxiety causes him to suffer from a distinct stuttering speech impediment.

"Eeyore. What a sad life that donkey lives. We do not have sufficient history to diagnose this as an inherited, endogenous depression or to know whether some early trauma contributed to his chronic negativism, low energy and anhe(haw)donia."-Pathology in the Hundred Acre Wood
“Eeyore. What a sad life that donkey lives. We do not have sufficient history to diagnose this as an inherited, endogenous depression or to know whether some early trauma contributed to his chronic negativism, low energy and anhe(haw)donia.”-Pathology in the Hundred Acre Wood

"Our neurodevelopmental group agrees about poor Owl:obviously bright, but dyslexic. His poignant attempts to cover up for his phonological deficits are similar to what we see day in and day out in others so afflicted."-Pathology in the Hundred Acre Wood
“Our neurodevelopmental group agrees about poor Owl:obviously bright, but dyslexic. His poignant attempts to cover up for his phonological deficits are similar to what we see day in and day out in others so afflicted.”-Pathology in the Hundred Acre Wood

There is a possibility Tigger also suffers from a substance abuse problem, this is indicated by him being prepared to try any substance or matter that comes along his path.
There is a possibility Tigger also suffers from a substance abuse problem, this is indicated by him being prepared to try any substance or matter that comes along his path.

“(Tigger, ) With the mildest of provocation he tries honey, haycorns and even thistles. Tigger has no knowledge of the potential outcome of his experimentation.
Later we find him climbing tall trees and acting in a way that can only be described as socially intrusive…

…Some of us have argued that his behaviours, occurring in a context of obvious hyperactivity and impulsivity, would suggest the need for a stimulant medication.”-Pathology in the Hundred Acre Wood


Baby Roo is suffering impulsivity and hyperactivity. Kanga Roo is noted to be somewhat overprotective.
Baby Roo is suffering impulsivity and hyperactivity. Kanga Roo is noted to be somewhat overprotective.

Could this be Christopher Robin’s coping with his obvious problem of a complete absence of parental supervision, not to mention the fact that this child is spending his time talking to animals.


Finally, we turn to Rabbit and his Obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD) Rabbit does not relax. He is obsessed with having everything organised. He simple cannot deal with not having things in order, this is often shown when he is gardening.
Finally, we turn to Rabbit and his Obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD) Rabbit does not relax. He is obsessed with having everything organised. He simple cannot deal with not having things in order, this is often shown when he is gardening.

Many do not realise the Rabbit is in fact a male, as he acts in such a feminine way. Although it is certainly not a disorder, it is worth mentioning the Rabbit may well be homosexual.


A majority of this research comes from, “Pathology in the Hundred Acre Wood:
a neurodevelopmental perspective on A.A. Milne”, by Sarah E. Shea, Kevin Gordon, Ann Hawkins, Janet Kawchuk, Donna Smith click here to read it

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