stress/abuse can physically change the brain? I have slides of the brain's changes after verbal abuse (alone).

I have often said that I should be dead by now, because everytime we are under stress, the body releases cortisol, and cortisol damages our immune system.

I grew up physically and verbally abused and then abused in a 31-year "marriage" of the same.

I owe my resilience to God and Captain Sam Whittemore.

www.soulpoetry.org (site for my book, Sanctuary of the Soul), endorsed by Elie Wiesel, Wayne Dyer, Nikki Giovanni, Drs. Alice Miller, Larry Dossey, et al.

My brain must be almost non-existent then?