ByAja Jade Duarivache, writer at

Ever since I was a toddler I've loved Winnie The Pooh, as many of us here have. Even to this day, he will always have a place in my heart. However, there is a theory going around that the characters of Winnie the Pooh were based on common psychiatric disorders according to the Canadian Medical Association.

After reading about it, it really did hit me hard, to the point where I was bewildered by the results:

Winnie the Pooh

Winnie the Pooh suffers from ADHD, OCD and an eating disorder. Pooh is obsessed with honey and would go through great lengths to acquire it and loves to gorge on it. He also suffers from OCD due to his repetitive counting; not to mention he might also develop Tourette's Syndrome due to him having both ADHD and OCD.


Piglet has Generalized Anxiety Disorder where he has a constant fear of almost everything. It was believed that he might have suffered from a crippling injury that cause his self-esteem to drop and his stuttering was most likely developed from this said injury.


Rabbit has OCD, which is why he's so orderly and obsessive. Although most definitely not a disorder, this theory also questions his sexual orientation due to his "feminine" behavior.


Tigger has ADHD, he is constantly hyper and can't seem to stay in one place for a very long time.


Owl has dyslexia, sure he might be extremely bright, but he has trouble with reading. An example is in Pooh's Grand Adventure when he mistook school for "skull." Also he suffers from Narcissistic Personality Disorder where he believes he's the smartest animal.


It's very obvious that Eeyore suffers from depression. He always has a bleak outlook on life, he's always gloomy and doesn't really show any emotions of happiness or joy.

Kanga Roo

Kanga suffers from Social Anxiety Disorder, and has the characteristics of a smothering mother. She is very overprotective of her son Roo, and she doesn't want him to make his own decisions.

Christopher Robin

Last but not least, there is Christopher Robin; have you ever wondered why he's the only human in the show, or maybe why he can see Pooh and his friends and no one else? That's because Christopher Robin suffers from Schizophrenia and each character is a manifestation of Christopher's emotions.


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