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The real -- and growing -- effects of fake pills

old message The real -- and growing -- effects of fake pills Darrell Miller 10/31/16


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Date: October 31, 2016 01:49 PM
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Many people are aware of a placebo and the placebo effect. A placebo can have true effects on the body all thanks to how our psychology works, even when the patient is told that the pill will do nothing for them. While this may seem like a benefit, the placebo response is also diminishing the effect of actual drugs leading to longer and more complicated studies in an effort to avoid triggering human psychology.

Key Takeaways:

  • Most of us think of a placebo as a simple psychological trick -- a fake pill might give us hope, but it produces no real effects.
  • Yet, recent research has shown an increase in the placebo response over the past couple of decades.
  • Just last week, the results of a new study published in the journal Pain suggest that a placebo can have real

"Yet, recent research has shown an increase in the placebo response over the past couple of decades. Just last week, the results of a new study published in the journal Pain suggest that a placebo can have real, even profound, physical benefits."



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//www.cnn.com/2016/10/27/health/placebo-effect-back-pain/index.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fcnn_health+%28RSS%3A+CNN+-+Health%29




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