Inside psychogenic death, the phenomenon of "thinking" yourself to death
It could be far more common than first anticipated. The notion that our beliefs, or our fears, could kill us was not taken seriously in medicinal circles. Now, research indicates that dysexistential syndromes can literally will themselves to die. Frank Bures explores how this discovery can be seen as providing a missing piece to the mind-body puzzle in which the psychological pressures of being in extreme environments could impact your likelihood of survival.