The nature/nurture debate on the causes of mental disorder generates no end of silly controversy by proponents on both sides.
Every minute of every day, your body is physically reacting, literally changing, in response to the thoughts that run through your mind.
New drugs that work by targeting these epigenetic changes are already part of standard care for certain cancers. For example
America is in the midst of an epidemic of historic proportions. The contagion being spread like wildfire is turning communities into battlegrounds and setting Americans one against the other.
Seventy-five years ago, Joseph Stalin's henchmen (the NKVD) came pounding on my Polish family's door in Eastern Poland. It wasn't until 2012, after a series of serendipitous events, that I decided it was time for me to do some knocking on a few doors myself -- the doors of history.
Contrary to common belief, a child can inherit more than just genes from their parents.