My two boys will recognise this book as their favourite bedtime storybook. Perhaps it was the delivery, but usually after ten minutes or so they were as good as gold and fast asleep.
Anyway - today, the blog is three years old. Happy Birthday Blog. We have been through some good times and some bad time in those three years as I am sure some of our congregation have too. But life isn't so bad you know.
Well, now the boys are all grown up I thought it was time that they realised that there is a real life out there: Everyone has problems - Even their boyhood heroes. This table was pinched unashamedly from Wickipedia.
In December 2000, a Canadian medical journal jokingly "diagnosed" characters in the books and films with various mental illnesses:
|Conditions||Additional factor||Cause||Drug (brand / common name)|
|inattentive subtype (ADHD); cognitive impairment; possibly Obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD) (ADHD impulsive subtype excluded), if so he may have Tourette syndrome||Obesity and poor diet||"Shaken Bear Syndrome" (dragged down stairs by Christopher) resulting in microcephaly, ADHD: cause unknown||Stimulant (Ritalin/methylphenidate)|
|Generalized Anxiety Disorder||Bad enviroment||emotional trauma from trapping heffalumps||antipanic agent (Seroxat/paroxetine)|
|chronic dysthymic disorder or Major depressive disorder||Housing problem||Unknown||antidepressant (Prozac/fluoxetine|
|dyslexia (very bright)||Housing problem||see: Theories of dyslexia|
|statistically high risk for Poorer Outcome (single-parent household (overprotective unemployed) aggravated by Peer influences, i.e. Tigger as a Role Model)|
|hyperactivity and impulsivity subtype (ADHD)||unknown||Stimulant (fluoxetine) + sedative (clonidine)|
|possible Gender identity disorder in children (from illustrations),||overactive imagination (though delirium is not speculated in article), complete absence of parental supervision and educational problems||Unknown|
|Narcissistic personality disorder (God Complex)||Unknown|