His best friends, Ronald Weasley and Hermione Granger, display similar mental health symptoms.
Ron displays arachnophobia as well as the “middle child syndrome”—-taking to unhealthy eating habits as a coping mechanism; Hermione on the other hand appears to suffer from obsessive-compulsive disorder.
The depictions of mental health run throughout the series and are not restricted to simply the main characters.
The Potterversesupernatural beings Dementors who make their appearance in the third installment of the series symbolize clinical depression.
Boggarts or shape-shifting apparitions represent the different phobias. Dobby the house elf suffers from excessive guilt, poor self-esteem, and self-punishment.
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