5 Disney Characters with Mental Disorders

 We’ve spent most of our childhood watching and loving Disney movies. They all had simple themes, with a solid story, and a positive message. These films introduced us to fairy tales, and have made us fall in love with the characters. These characters became our friends and formed an integral part of our childhood. If you want to watch a no-brainer film, then vintage Disney movies should be your pick! But some of the characters in these films aren’t as sane as they seem. If they existed in real-life, we’d take into account their behavioural pattern and judge them as people who suffer from mental illness! Don’t believe us? Read on…

1. Ariel from The Little Mermaid
 
Disorder: Disposophobia/ Hoarding 
 
 
This isn’t recognized as a life-threatening syndrome, but is associated with people who suffer from autism and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Ariel has a habit of collecting things that fall into the ocean. Sounds normal if you dwell under the sea and have little else to do, right? Well, in the real world, it clearly isn’t!
 
A hoarder creates an emotional and sentimental attachment with every worthless item – basically junk. They also refrain from showing their ‘collectibles’ to people, fearing that they’ll be shamed.
 
2. Peter Pan
 
Disorder: Peter Pan Syndrome (Puer aeternus)
 
 
In pop-culture, this theory applies to men who ‘never grow up’ and are socially immature. The same trait applies to the character called Peter Pan. Peter Pans are those who do dangerous things and are trouble-makers. These types of men are too stubborn to ever learn anything new. They also show signs of violent behaviour. Just like the character Peter Pan!
 
 
Disorder: Stockholm Syndrome
 
 
This traumatic syndrome applies to those who are held hostage. In spite of them being threatened and compelled to be in a physically abusive relationship, they form a bond with their kidnappers. Instead of revolting and attempting to get out of the situation, they develop positive feelings for the kidnapper.
 
Belle displayed the same characteristics. She fell in love with a beast who treated her badly, and did not try to get herself  out of the situation. She also displayed social isolation, which is one of the characteristics of people who suffer from this. Her only friends were objects like the Tea-cup and Candle-holder.
 
4. The Queen from Snow White, and the Witch from Rapunzel
 
Disorder: Narcissism
 
 
Both are vain, selfish, self-centered and constantly have the urge to stare at themselves in the mirror, and fight to retain their youth. They gain self-esteem when people compliment their looks. They feel that the earth revolves around them and they are the people of utmost importance. If these witches were real, they would spam social media with their selfies!
 
5. Sleeping Beauty 
 
Disorder: Hypersomnia
 
 
This is one problem everybody can relate to! Which is, to sleep excessively. But you can’t beat Sleeping Beauty in this game. She’ll win hands down. She only wakes up when she gets a kiss from a handsome stalker…err…we mean a kiss from a prince! 
 

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