Winnie The Pooh

By: Pranay Boppana

Biography

Winnie the Pooh was born in 1924 by the hand of A.A Milne. The bear was based on the author's son's childhood stuffed animals. Winnie the Pooh was also known as Edward the Bear. Pooh is very fond of honey and is almost all he eats.(1) Pooh lives in the Hundred Acre Woods inside a tree stump. His two closest friends are Piglet and Christopher Robin, the author's son. Pooh is considered to be born on August 21st, this is because this is when A.A. Milne gave the stuffed toy to his son.(2) Pooh is known to be of "very little brain'. Most of the time Pooh is very friendly and kind towards everyone. He can also be very couragous in tough times.(3)

Symptoms

Pooh is shown to be eating honey for almost the whole series and has unconditionally love for honey, he cannot stop eating honey.Pooh also cannot focus at most times and goes off on other tasks. He has a very small attention span and can be very fidgety. Many times during the show he cannot focus on one task and is always jumping around from task to task. (4)
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Possible Psychological Disorders

  • One of the psychological that is the most prominent in Pooh would be Binge Eating Disorder, again Pooh is shown to be eating prominent amounts of honey so this is feasible. (4)



  • Also, another psychological disorder would be ADHD, Pooh cannot focus on one thing he is always losing attention. He has obsessive fixations. (4)

Treatment

Binge Eating Disorder

  • CBT is a type of treatment that can be used to treat CBT. This can give a sense of control to Pooh and this will gradually get rid of his Binge Eating Disorder.
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy could also be used to treat Binge Eating Disorder, this type of psychotherapy can focus on Pooh's personal relationships and this can help treat Binge Eating Disorder.