Nature Deficit Disorder
There are so many disorders and ailments you can suffer from today, and just recently a new one was added to the list. Journalist Richard Louv penned the book Last Child in the Woods, which discusses Nature Deficit Disorder. This is a disorder commonly seen in children today, who are often only outside when they are participating in structered activities. This is not a clinically diagnosed disorder, but Louv did do extensive amounts of research to explain his hypothesis: T.V. and video games have made kids live "shut-in" lives, and the media and even parents have "scared children straight out of the woods and fields" (weren't you always taught the boogeyman lived in the wood?).