Mental Illness May Be Damaging to Your Brain
J Clin Psychiatry 1997;58(7):289-290
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Neurons are the vessels that carry the cargo of mental illness through an electrical storm of symptoms. Recent evidence suggests that they may be damaged by the very process of ferrying angry, malfunctioning chemical and electrical events. As symptoms are shipped about the brain, they may leave behind weakened or sinking neurons due to the triggering of neuronal death by apoptosis or necrosis