We can't begin to imagine what Joni Mitchell is going through.
After the legendary singer was found unconscious at her El Lay home on Tuesday, the condition of her health and her struggles with the rare disease, Morgellons, was once again put into question.
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For those who don't know, Morgellons is a little known condition which mostly affects middle-aged women and its symptoms are quite disturbing. According to some sufferers, they feel as if parasites or some foreign body is trapped beneath their skin.
So, we decided to consult our good friend and renowned neuroscientist, Dr. Billi Gordon, to get more answers on this puzzling condition and its effect on the singer.
Dr. Billi Gordon regularly conducts brain research at the Center for the Neurobiology of Stress, which is affiliated with the prestigious David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
Since the legitimacy of Morgellons is widely disputed, we first asked Mr. Gordon if the disease is a medical or a psychiatric illness.
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