December 18, 2011

Winnie the Pooh needs behavioral meds

So I was just reading a study titled “Pathology in the Hundred Acre Wood: a neurodevelopmental perspective on A.A. Milne,” and I thought I’d share its abstract with you:
Somewhere at the top of the Hundred Acre Wood a little boy and his bear play. On the surface it is an innocent world, but on closer examination by our group of experts we find a forest where neurodevelopmental and untreated.
So what kind of mental problems are we talking about here?
  • Winnie the Pooh: ADHD,inattentive subtype.

  • Piglet: Generalized Anxiety Disorder.

  • Eeyore: endogenous depression.
  • Owl: Obviously bright, but dyslexic.

  • Roo: Growing up in a single-parent household, at high-risk for criminal problems.

  • Tigger: Recurrent pattern of risk-taking behaviours.

  • Rabbit: No real problem, but that little rodent IS extraordinarily self-important, isn’t he?

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