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Most people are well aware of the placebo effect as it pertains to medicine. The idea is that simply thinking that a treatment will cure your symptoms is sometimes enough to make that treatment take effect. For instance, a patient who thinks he's taking Advil for a headache may see his headache go away even if he's swallowing a sugar pill meant to look like a painkiller. The effect is powerful enough that control groups in scientific studies of a treatment's effectiveness will be given a dummy tBut the placebo effect is by no means limited to medicine. In our daily lives we constantly encou
Originally posted by Ittabena
reply to post by sbctinfantry
We went to doctor after doctor who all said the same thing; "It's all in her head." Finally, I suggested that they give her a sugar pill and tell her they have finally figured it out. Convince here she will be better and she will, was my theory. The doctor told me that would be unethical... Instead they gave here Ativan and told me it was a mild sedative.