« on: November 20, 2017, 10:08:30 PM »
Sort of similar, actually, except it was early-onset schizophrenia, with him initially struggling against it and eventually giving in and embracing his delusions and hallucinations. Stefan seems to be convinced that magic is always an allegory for insanity. Given the kind of life he had before he turned eleven, Harry should have PTSD at the least, or probably more likely, DID.
But I don't think it's unrelated. Even if it's not what J.K. Rowling intended, it would make sense that she would set the character up like that to be able to go on those kind of adventures. He'd have the fulfillment in reality that the delusions would give a mental patient.