So. I was reading Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and I sort of fixated on the description of the dementors, I honestly thought- what if they are a kinda metaphor for depression? Like they make you feel bleak and empty and make bad memories replay in your head all the time and are really cold and dark? And they even state that muggles can’t see them but feel the effects of their presence. So in a way, depression is kinda like having your own personal dementor? And asking for help/ trying to get better is akin to a patronus charm? It’s plausible and I actually think it would be a cool way to cope with my own depression, objectifying it and making it not a part of me but a demon I can banish if I ask for help!