The research and study conducted by Professors Dr. Sarah E. Shea (M.D.) and Dr. Kevin Gordon (M.D.) (Pathology in the Hundred Acre Wood) on Alan Milne’s stories Winnie the Pooh and they watched closely at all the characters in the story led them to the conclusion that each character can be associated with a specific psychiatric diagnosis.
The 49-item Pooh Pathology Test, developed by Deen Mohd, can help determine which Winnie the Pooh character you resemble the most and also assist in identifying potential psychological disorders you may be prone to. For each question, indicate how frequently you experience these feelings or behaviors.
The Pooh Pathology test has been developed by Deen Mohd and is the property of ©Drdeenz, based on research conducted by Sarah E. Shea, Kevin Gordon, Ann Hawkins, Janet Kawchuk, and Donna Smith. This test is not intended to be used as a diagnosis of mental health conditions.
Psychological overview of the Winnie the Pooh characters.
Pooh in the story is the most lovable and friendly character. From the psychopathology overview, the bear has an addiction to honey, which leads to attention problems, poor impulse control, and being overly active.
Piglet on the other hand suffers from Sweating, nervousness, worried a lot about little things and being on the edge. According to the pooh pathology Piglet suffers from generalized anxiety disorder.
Tiger who is always feeling energetic and always on the move and being unable to sit still. Tiger as a strong character in the Winnie-the-Pooh always fidgeting to digest the food. Tiger act recklessly or act without thinking of consequences and is being impatient or can not wait for his turn. According to the pooh pathology he is suffering from ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder).
Rabbit is feeling irritability if the things are not in order. He feels wired if the routine is interrupted and in the pooh pathology he is diagnosed as having obsessive compulsive disorder.
Kangaroo (Roo) is always rocking and jumping without knowing what is happening around him. Roo is constantly moving (pacing) and have “hyper” behavior. Roo is diagnosed as having autism.
Eeyore (Donkey) is always sad, feeling worthlessness, and depressed most of the time.
Christopher Robin, diagnosed with schizophrenia, constantly lives and remains lost in a fantasy world.