Why Is the “Winnie the Pooh Test” Trending on TikTok?

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Recently trending on TikTok is the “Winnie the Pooh test,” an online test that claims to link individuals to different psychiatric disorders based on characters from Winnie the Pooh. What is this test, and why is it trending? Read on below to find out.

What is the Winnie the Pooh test?

The Winnie the Pooh pathology test is a viral new test where a test-taker answers questions that will reveal the similarities between them and the different characters of the cartoon Winnie the Pooh. The test was developed by the website IDRLabs, based on research conducted by Professors Dr. Sarah E. Shea (M.D.) and Dr. Kevin Gordon (M.D.).

According to the website, Shea, Gordon, and associates “studied the characters of Winnie the Pooh and concluded that each of them could be linked to a definite psychiatric diagnosis.” The test can be taken at IDRLabs.com.

Which Winnie the Pooh character represents what?

Christopher Robin

The character Christopher Robin represents the mental condition known as schizophrenia, an illness which is characterized by experiencing hallucinations and delusions. Some symptoms of schizophrenia include hearing voices, extreme social withdrawal, and irrational phobias.

Pooh

Winnie the Pooh himself in the test represents ADD, or attention deficit disorder. ADD is often exhibited as poor time management skills, a lack of mental focus, restlessness and anxiety, fatigue, and impulsive thinking.

Piglet

Pooh’s best friend Piglet represents anxiety, which is a normal part of life for most people, but when experienced to certain levels can constitute an anxiety disorder. Typical symptoms of an anxiety disorder may include feeling nervous or tense all the time, experiencing a constant sense of impending doom, hyperventilation, or a dangerously high heart rate.

Tigger

Tigger the tiger represents ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. ADHD is similar to ADD, but those diagnosed with it tend to be more hyperactive and impulsive. While in the digital age many people somewhat struggle with attention deficit, an ADHD diagnosis is based on a consistent pattern of hyperactivity and lack of focus that interferes with the individual’s learning or development.

Rabbit

Rabbit represents OCD, or obsessive compulsive disorder. OCD is best described as a pattern of obsessions that lead the individual to compulsions, for example a consistent irrational fear of germs that leads to obsessive and detrimental hygiene practices. The primary symptom of OCD is a feeling that you need to perform certain routines constantly to stay safe from some undesired fear.

Roo

Roo represents autism, a condition or spectrum of conditions that typically manifests itself as trouble with social interaction, repetitive behavior, and extreme interest in one or a few limited things. Autism is often experienced at the same time as other mental diagnoses, including ADHD and some developmental disorders.

Eeyore

The donkey Eeyore in Winnie the Pooh represents the mental disorder of clinical depression, which is characterized as consistent irrational sadness and a lack of interest in things. Some symptoms of clinical depression include feelings of hopelessness and even anger towards small things.

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