When it comes to mental health specifically, society at large still tends to disembody afflictions of the brain. Common phrasing such as “it’s all in your head” suggests a false separation between mind and body – between the structure of the brain and how it creates our thoughts, behaviors, and overall physical health. Yet, through advances in the field of neuroimaging, we are gaining a better understanding of how brain abnormalities lead to major psychiatric illnesses.

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