Mental Disorder inside Acre Wood


Winnie-the-Pooh has become as synonymous with Disney as Mickey Mouse. The Bear of Very Little Brain enjoyed a renaissance in popularity in the 1990s, and has parlayed his endearing befuddlement into a multi-million dollar franchise. “Pooh” and his animal companions from the Hundred Acre Wood are icons of a gentler, simpler childhood, a childhood without games like Mortal Kombat, and can be categorized as part of the pop culture of kids, as A.A. Milne found inspiration for the Winnie-the-Pooh characters while watching his son Christopher Robin Milne at play; Pooh is based on a stuffed bear that Christopher received on his first birthday.

On the surface, the story is completely simple where a little boy called Christopher Robin, living a nice forest with his different animals. However, for many neurodevelopmental scientists perceive these characters as troubled individuals. Researches which are conducted by A.A. Milne seek to help medical observations got the idea behind such dark world of Acre Wood. On the other hand, such observations concluded that these are clear samples of DSM-IV for significant criteria of disorders.

Starting off with Pooh, watchers can find such poor, yellow and unfortunate bear is an example of comorbidity. Also, it is supposed to be suffering from Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). It is inattentive subtype. For clinicians poor is also a fertile example which demonstrates the concept of impulsivity. A clear sign can be noticed by perceiving itself as a rainy cloud in order to get the jar of honey. However, that has reflected more on his comorbid cognitive impairment, further aggravated by obsessive fixation on honey. On the other hand, it’s a very simple kind of poor thinking about food most of time. He has also contributed to his own obesity.

Pooh also usually described as a small brained bear. That notice was regularly noted form his own habits and stories. On the other hand, it is impossible for clinicians to examine or estimate such existed standards in its circumference of the brown bear.


On the other hand, the struggle shifted into a different place of addiction. Scientists took about the druggy bear. It usually falls down the stairs to be bumped on the back of head. You can also see that he suffers from Eating Disorder – though you may not think of this as a mental disorder, the cause of it is Pooh low self-esteem which is psychological  resulting in his excessive need for honey

What about piglet? The Poor, blushing, anxious and flustered little piglet exists. It seems that piglet suffers from a general anxiety disorder. Its condition diagnosed when it was young. It might have been placed on an anti-panic agent such as a paroxetine and had been saved from the emotional trauma while attempting to trap heffalumps. He can be clearly diagnosed with Panophobia – a mental condition where you fear everything. Piglet gets overly-nervous several times and this is apparent in the way his ears subtly twitch.

Eeyore, the donkey lives a very sad gloomy and a lack of activity. History about its case is too short. Scientists need to know the reason of such kind of trauma that lead to the chronic negativism. It seems that the donkey is usually poor, low energetic and depressed.

Researcher found that Eeyore could benefit greatly from antidepressant, combined with individual therapy. “Might be kind of little fluoxetine, it might see the humor in the world tail-losing episode,” They said. They added that if the patch of St. Johns grew near its thistles, the forest could ring with a braying laugh.

Then we come to owl, the bright owl, though he might be smart but it’s obvious he has several problems. The first one is though he might be smart but he’s dyslexic, which means he has a reading disorder which he tries to cover like most people who suffer the same disorder. Beside that he has what is called Narcissistic Personality Disorder, which shows when he’s constantly occupied with himself only, being the only smart animal in the woods with brains while the other have only “fluff”.

We also worry about Roo, the baby kangaroo, he suffers some problems some are simple like his hyperactivity which might be good for his young age, and others are dangerous like lacking the healthy environment for a child. He is living with his mom, so he has the single-parent issue; his role model is Tigger, which isn’t a very good one. He has almost the same problems as kids in anyplace, especially those with bad-influencing peers.

We then come to Roo’s overprotective mother, Kanga; she’s an example of recent single mother. She might get a good end and get a good job and life, and she might get on the other bad side and end up being lonely and deserted and that explains her being possessive with baby Roo.

Then there’s Tigger, though affectionate but he’s dangerous to himself and those around him. He has what’s called ADHD, which is a brain disorder causes hyperactivity and trouble paying attention. He’s very impulsive and doesn’t think of any risks, it appears in one of the episodes where he keeps trying several things as food including stones, he’s also a bad example for Roo who keeps trying to imitate him.

We come across their leader, the little boy Christopher Robin, you might think that he’s an ordinary kid, but then again you’re wrong. It’s obvious that there’s no parental supervision over him, seeing that he spends most of his time talking to animals which is beginning to become a problem considering his age. Also it’s apparent that he has learning issues and gender identity issues, seeing the way he’s drawn, lastly he could be diagnosed with Schizophrenia, since he can’t tell what’s real and what’s imaginary apart, and treats these animals as his true real “alive” friends.

Finally there’s Rabbit, he can be simply diagnosed with OCD, which is an anxiety disorder in which the person suffers from obsessive thoughts and compulsive tendencies. These can be seen in Rabbit having uncontrollable actions such as cleaning and, basically, being a “neat freak” (but to an extreme level). He also has the belief that he’s extra important and has the tendency to group other in certain categories where he always stays on top or in charge.

This shows that the hundred acre wood isn’t actually a fun entertaining place, but a place where disorders go on untreated.

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