Vol. 9, No. 2, 2003 Page 8


"Mind and body, psychologists and neurologists now agree, aren't that different. The brain is just another organ, albeit more intricate than the rest. The thoughts and emotions that seem to color our reality are the result of complex electrochemical interactions within and between nerve cells. The disembodied voices of schizophrenia and the feelings of worthlessness and self-hatred that accompany depression, although they seem to be based on reality, are no more than distortions in brain electro- chemistry. Researchers are learning how these distortions arise, how to lessen their severity and, in some cases, how to correct them."
Michael Lemonick, in the Time cover story, 1/20/03, on "Your Mind, Your Body"

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