The Null Device

Future Ig Nobel contenders? Following up to the story about nihilistic children's novels, a team of Canadian developmental paediatricians has come to the conclusion that all the characters in Winnie the Pooh are mentally ill. Pooh is obsessive-compulsive, with ADHD, at risk of developing Tourette's and possibly having suffered brain damage from being dragged down the stairs, Eeyore is chronically depressive, and Roo is likely to become a juvenile delinquent.

"Sadly, the forest is not, in fact, a place of enchantment, but rather one of disenchantment, where neurodevelopmental and psychosocial problems go unrecognized and untreated," the pediatricians said in the Christmas issue of the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

The obvious solution? Dose 'em all up on psychiatric drugs. (via Found)

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