8 Craziest TV Fan Theories (That Actually Make Total Sense)

7. Every Character In Winnie The Pooh Represents A Mental Health Issue

Which Winnie The Pooh Character Are You

Actually based on a tongue-in-cheek article by the Canadian Medical Association, this theory posits that the loveable toy animals that Christopher Robin plays with so much as a child each represent a specific learning difficulty or personality disorder, suggesting that the young boy may not be entirely well himself, potentially suffering from a form of dissociative disorder, or a case of schizophrenia.

Piglet€™s behaviour is characterised by a generalised anxiety disorder (manifesting itself in a little stuttering and his nervousness and excitability), while Owl is a very bright and intelligent individual clearly dealing with dyslexia. Tigger is named as an obvious sufferer from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. His impulsive nature tends to lead him to try anything that crosses his path, indicating a propensity for substance abuse, but his infectious enthusiasm makes him a social magnet, meaning that others could be manipulated into following his questionable example. Kanga deals with social anxiety disorder, expressed as an over-protective mothering instinct, while Rabbit€™s organizational obsession and jumpy fixation with order are indicative of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Eeyore, of course, is a classic case of clinical depression.

And what about our hero, Pooh himself? Well, he exhibits signs of a sub-type of ADHD called inattentivity, which can lead to careless and indifferent behaviour. He€™'s impulsive with obsessive overtones when it comes to honey, and this has led to issues with overeating and obesity. Finally, his fixation with counting indicates a form of obsessive-compulsive disorder€ and ADHD combined with OCD can lead to Tourette€™s Syndrome in later life. If you€™'re now imagining a bear wandering through the woods in a red t-shirt shouting, twitching and swearing at everything it sees, then don€™'t worry. So is everyone else reading this.


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