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Hi, hello and how do you do? 

Come meet the wildlife in this zany zoo.

 
 
 
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Anxiety Alli

Anxiety Alli can't catch any sleep. "At this point, I just want to murder those sheep!"

Anxiety a nervous disorder characterized by a state of excessive uneasiness and apprehension, typically with compulsive behavior or panic attacks.

- OXFORD DICTIONARY

 
 
 
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Bipolar Bear

Bipolar Bear gleams, "La la, life is so great! Um no, this all sucks, and it makes me irate!"

Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition that causes extreme mood swings that include emotional highs (mania or hypomania) and lows (depression).

- MAYO CLINIC

 
 
 
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Bulimic Bird

Bulimic Bird binges then purges the same."Dang you O' tub of sick strawberry shame."

Bulimia is an emotional disorder involving distortion of body image and an obsessive desire to lose weight, in which bouts of extreme overeating are followed by depression and self-induced vomiting, purging, or fasting.

- OXFORD DICTIONARY

 
 
 

Paranoid Puffer

Paranoid Puffer is skittish and scared."They're all out to get me.
They hate me, I swear.”

Paranoia is a mental condition characterized by delusions of persecution, unwarranted jealousy, or exaggerated self-importance, typically elaborated into an organized system.

- OXFORD DICTIONARY 

 
 
 

OCD Otter

"OCD Otter, stop washing your hands!" 
“I can’t be too careful. Ebola expands!"

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a common, chronic and long-lasting disorder in which a person has uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts (obsessions) and behaviors (compulsions) that he or she feels the urge to repeat over and over.

- NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH

 
 
 

Borderline Collie

"Borderline Collie, why must you shout? One day you love me, the next you freak out."

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a serious mental disorder marked by a pattern of ongoing instability in moods, behavior, self-image, and functioning. These experiences often result in impulsive actions and unstable relationships. A person with BPD may experience intense episodes of anger, depression, and anxiety that may last from only a few hours to days.

- NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH

 
 
 
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Depressed Dolphin

Depressed Dolphin is yearning for sun. “These winters are brutal; just give me a gun.”

Depression (major depressive disorder or clinical depression) is a common but serious mood disorder. It causes severe symptoms that affect how you feel, think, and handle daily activities, such as sleeping, eating, or working. To be diagnosed with depression, the symptoms must be present for at least two weeks.

- NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH

 
 
 

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Schizo
Shih Tzu

"Knock knock?” "Who’s there?” Schizo Shih Tzu replies: "It’s the Queen of England and the Czar of Dubai."

Schizophrenia is a severe mental disorder in which people interpret reality abnormally. Schizophrenia may result in some combination of hallucinations, delusions, and extremely disordered thinking and behavior that impairs daily functioning, and can be disabling.

- MAYO CLINIC

 
 
 

ADHD'eer

“ADHD'eer, stop squirming around!" “I’m trying to focus. Hey look, shiny clown!”

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a brain disorder marked by an ongoing pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development.

- NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH

 
 
 

Hypo-chondriac Hippo

Hypo C’ Hippo sees cancer and worse. "Don’t care what they say. I’m sick; get the hearse!"

Illness anxiety disorder, sometimes called hypochondria or health anxiety, is worrying excessively that you are or may become seriously ill. You may have no physical symptoms. Or you may believe that normal body sensations or minor symptoms are signs of severe illness, even though a thorough medical exam doesn't reveal a serious medical condition.

- MAYO CLINIC

 
 
 

Hoarder Hermit

"Hermit, stop hoarding. Just throw that away!" "Heck no I won't! I may need that some day.”

Hoarding disorder is a persistent difficulty discarding or parting with possessions because of a perceived need to save them. A person with hoarding disorder experiences distress at the thought of getting rid of the items. Excessive accumulation of items, regardless of actual value, occurs.

- MAYO CLINIC

 
 
 

Tourettes Turkey

Tourettes Turkey doesn’t sound like her friends. No gobble, gobble... She blurts, "F@#k you!” instead.

Tourette syndrome (TS) is a neurological disorder characterized by repetitive, stereotyped, involuntary movements and vocalizations called tics. 

- NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF NEUROLOGICAL
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PTSD'ingo

PTSD’ingo has flashbacks and more...“The horror! The terror! The godawful gore!”

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that's triggered by a terrifying event — either experiencing it or witnessing it. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event.

- MAYO CLINIC

 
 

 

This colorful cast is familiar, it's true.
Could it possibly be that it's me, and it's you?