Each Character Represents a Different Mental Disorder
According to the Canadian Medical Association, each Winnie the Pooh character symbolizes a certain mental disorder. The following is a list of mental disorders that each character supposedly has. Surprisingly, the theory actually fits to each of the characters very well.
- Winnie the Pooh: He has an eating disorder, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder aka A.D.H.D where it is very hard to focus he also has impulsivity with obsessive fixations.
- Piglet: It is believed that he suffers from Generalized Anxiety Disorder. The theory states that he may have suffered from an injury that crippled his self-esteem, and that his stuttering problem most likely developed from said injury.
- Owl: Dyslexia and Short-Term Memory Loss. Even though he's shown as being exceptionally bright, it's shown that he has trouble reading. An example would be in 'Pooh’s Grand Adventure' when he mistook the word school for "skull." Also Owl tends to forget things as quickly as he says them.
- Tigger: He suffers from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Tigger's always seen bouncing and can never stay in one place for a long period of time. He also seems to suffer from Bipolar Disorder, where he switches from being bright and happy to down and sad.
- Kanga : Social Anxiety Disorder. She is very overprotective of her son, and she would never let her son make his own decisions because of her overprotectiveness.
- Roo : Autism Spectrum Disorder. He lacks awareness of danger and has a strange attachment to sitting in his mother's pouch.
- Rabbit: Rabbit suffers from Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) due to him being very orderly and obsessive.
- Eeyore: Not surprisingly, he suffers from Depressive Disorder. He always has a bleak outlook on life, and never feels any positive emotions like happiness and excitement.
- Christopher Robin: Lastly, Christopher Robin himself suffers from Schizophrenia. It is believed that all the characters from above are manifested depending on Christopher's mood.