I am wanting to write a story about a boy that is so obsessed with his dreams that he starts seeing people from his dreams in reality, even though they are not really there.
Is it possible to develop schizophrenia from having an overactive imagination, or can I not write that? Also, since I want it to be a happy ending, he will eventually confront his dream characters and stop hallucinating. Can I do that, or is it too unrealistic?
I don't need anybody to tell me about the symptoms of schizophrenia, since I know about that already.