Serious shocks and chronic stress affect many aspects of life: appetite disappears, sleep is disturbed, and mental health in general suffers. But few people know that psychological impact can literally injure the brain. It causes quite distinct physical damage to the gray matter. For example, the amygdala grows in size, while the hippocampus shrinks. How and why this happens, you will learn from the next issue of the Lifehacker Podcast.
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