Named after a dog named Teddy (AKA Tedford Stevens III, the dog) who is had his eye pulled out by a larger dog and spent two weeks in recovery after being hit by a car. The disease is characterized by extreme impusiveness, ignorance, irrationality, and belief in their own inteligence, and/or athletic prowess. In some cases, there is a delusion of grandeur. In reality, Teddy's disease patients are victims of their own bad reasoning. They constantly get into trouble in every way possible. They see no problem walking down a crime infested street, and they typically drive very badly resulting in multiple car accidents before the age of 25. Patients usually live a long life, but their lives are full of problems and they are never really able to "get it together."
Friends and families of Teddy's disease patients typically suffer more because they become responsible for the patient, especially when the he or she is in need of medical attention. This is terribly frustrating.
Known patients of Teddy's disease: Randy "The Ram" (The Wrestler), Donald Trump, and Lindsey Lohan.
Teddy's disease is similar to Sheen's disorder but with less cocaine, prostitutes and porn stars.
Teddy's disease (AKA Stevens'disorder) is possibly a genetic malady. Reseach on the disorder is ongoing.
Jackie was in another car accident? Jeez, that's the third one this year. You know, he might have undiagnosed Teddy's disease.
Randy "The Ram" had Teddy's disease. Just when his life was going okay, he did something stupid to totally screw it up. He just couldn't get it together.
Teddy the dog (much like most small dogs) has Teddy's. Just when he found a good home with nice people, he picked a fight with a big dog and ran in front of a car. He just can't get it together.