Have you ever heard of the placebo effect? How does it work, and are some people more likely to feel its full effect?
Placebos work — even without deception
“Patients who were knowingly given placebos for irritable bowel syndrome experienced significant symptom relief when compared with controls who were given nothing.”
The placebome: Where genetics and the placebo effect meet
“With the advent of genomics, researchers are learning that placebo responses are modified by a person’s genetics. A new review article explores the many questions that this raises regarding the role of the placebo in both patient care and in drug development.”
The Powerful Placebo in Cought Studies?
“Placebo treatment has been reported to improve subjective and objective measures of disease in up to 30–40% of patients with a wide range of clinical conditions.”
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