Schizophrenia In Christopher Robin's Everyday Life

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“Silly old bear” and “Pooh, promise you won’t forget me, ever?” are two of the many famous phrases from A.A. Milne’s classic “The Grand Adventures of Winnie the Pooh”. Christopher Robin, the only human character, imagines a hundred-acre wood with eight animal friends that speak and play with him every day. Christopher Robin’s childhood imagination turns into hallucinations and delusions, forcing him into a private world that is plagued by strange ideas. He is no longer a child with an overactive imagination. Christopher Robin suffers from schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a psychological disorder characterized by delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech, and inappropriate emotional expression. The word itself means “split” (schizo) “mind” (phrenia).…show more content…
One of the biggest myths about people with schizophrenia, is that they have multiple or split personalities. The mind is not split into multiple personalities; rather it is split from reality. Early theories supposed that people with this disorder was caused by an evil possession of the body. Dr. Kraepelin was the first to diagnose the disease as a mental disorder in 1887. He used the term “dementia praecox” for people who had the symptoms that is now associated with schizophrenia. (, 1996, 2010). Eugen Bleuler, a Swiss psychiatrist used the term “schizophrenia” in 1911. Kraeplin’s name was misleading, as the illness was not a dementia. The disorder could appear in late as well as early life. (, 1996, 2010). Eugen Bleuler was also the first to describe the symptoms as “positive” or negative”. Common

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