"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"