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When are placebos no longer placebos?
 

When are placebos no longer placebos?

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While many theories believe that the placebo effect is driven by the human mind, a study showed that placebos still work – even when patients are told that they are taking placebos.
 
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21 Nov 2016 - General
 
Yes I totally agree that the placebo effect is amazing. It has been established that 30 percent of the time placebo effect occurs. I have ever told some patients, if you believe in the fact that the medication works, even though it is not proven to work, you would feel an effect that it worked. Such is the wonder of the human mind. There are various type of medications which are not medications but acts as a placebo effect. In fact there are studies in the past about "sham/scam" opera...
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Sometime, placebo does actually work magically for the patient, and this is the placebo effect. In a lot of clinical research, they did compared the new developed drug against placebo, to determine the treatment efficacy of the new medication. Most of the time, placebo did work for some small number of participants in the clinical research. Those placebo given were with no treatment value. It can possibly just like a sweet. It is definitely right about “It’s not just the pill, it’s what surroun...
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I've always been amazed by the magic of placebo effect. But what's true is that health is very much mind-driven and the patient's outlook can very well dictate how the treatment progression goes, more than the actual medication or procedure. The article mentioned that it is not really the medication--not the pill, but what surrounds the pill. It's like when you are in the middle of a fight/war and you are up to the brim in hopelessness, and then you see reinforcements coming, you...
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A placebo is anything that seems to be a "real" medical treatment -- but isn't. It could be a pill, a shot, or some other type of "fake" treatment. What all placebos have in common is that they do not contain an active substance meant to affect health. Placebo is usually used in medical studies to help understand what effect a new drug or some other treatment might have on a particular condition. Sometimes a person can have a response to a placebo. The response can be pos...
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