Fascinating article. argues that healthcare is often used to signal caring--which may be true, but it may also be true that caring is itself a widely effective form of healthcare.
What if the Placebo Effect Isn’t a Trick?
A brilliant and engaging piece on the history & power of placebos. If science can find the molecular basis for placebo effects, does this make it 'real' medicine? And what does it mean for the scientific method more generally if placebos aren't 'inert'?
Is there a biological reason for why some people actually benefit from placebos? New research indicates there might be, and that could have huge implications for medicine.
Is there a biological reason for why some people actually benefit from placebos? New research indicates there might be, and that could have huge implications for medicine.
Hypnosis: What if the Placebo Effect Isn’t a Trick?
What if the Placebo Effect Isn’t a Trick?
Fascinating question here: If sugar pills or sham acupuncture treatments induce the body to heal itself, why should we dismiss that as “just” the placebo effect?
What if the Placebo Effect Isn’t a Trick? “New research is zeroing in on a biochemical basis for the placebo effect”
Brilliant piece on the history, science, & morality of the best medicine man has ever invented- "Placebo".
Good weekend read here on the history of efforts to explain placebo effects in clinical trials
RT : Is there a biological reason for why some people actually benefit from placebos? New research indicates there might be, and that could have huge implications for medicine.
What if the Placebo Effect Isn’t a Trick and Has An Actual Biological Basis? via #neuroscience
What if the Placebo Effect Isn’t a Trick? via
New research is exploring the biochemical basis for the placebo effect and what it might mean for medicine.
As if doing symptom management and behavioral based research isn't methodologically hard enough... What if the Placebo Effect Isn’t a Trick?
What if the Placebo Effect Isn’t a Trick? via
Long, but truly fascinating read: What if the Placebo Effect Isn’t a Trick?
Fascinating article on the biological basis behind arguably the world's best drug, the #placebo
Now that #2019SAS abstract submissions are closed, we are back to tweeting about everything #affectivescience! Like this article on #placebos. Favorite quote: “It seems that if the mind can be persuaded, the body can sometimes act accordingly.”
What if the Placebo Effect Isn’t a Trick? via
The placebo-controlled clinical trial is a cornerstone of the scientific methodology of modern medicine. Yet at its very logic lies a concrete scientific finding with its interpretation. What if *these* turn out to be wrong?
I love placebos -- and here is one more reason to think about them seriously.
This is a fascinating story about the potential scientific underpinnings of the placebo effect and the future of "placebome"
What if the Placebo Effect Isn’t a Trick?
Interesting article on long and storied history of the power of placebo. What if the Placebo Effect Isn’t a Trick? via
An upside of #Fantasyland: “A 2015 study analyzed 84 clinical trials of pain medication conducted between 1990 and 2013 and found that the efficacy of placebo had grown sharply, narrowing the gap with the drugs’ effect from 27% on average to just 9%.”
Fantastic update on placebo research, via . In Death Foretold (), I explored beliefs among physicians in the self-fulfilling prophecy. But the new work regarding the biochemistry of the placebo effect is a whole other matter.
Fascinating! ‘What if the placebo effect isn’t a trick? New research is zeroing in on a biochemical basis for the placebo effect — possibly opening a Pandora’s box for Western medicine’
Is the placebo effect more than a trick? Should we care?
The "Placebome": Great read on the emerging science, molecular biology and genetics behind the placebo affect. The INTERACTION between the patient and a healthcare provider is critical in modulating the effect. Modern medicine is at risk of losing this
A fantastic, nuanced article on the placebo effect, including the research and wisdom of placebo expert Ted Kaptchuk. Speaks to the complexity of science and the value of including interdisciplinary thinkers.
Is “the placebo effect a biological response to an act of caring; that somehow the encounter itself calls forth healing and that the more intense and focused it is, the more healing it evokes?”
What if the Placebo Effect Isn’t a Trick?
What if the Placebo Effect Isn’t a Trick?
Read this superb article on the #placebo effect. Read it twice. Read it slowly. It’s why I believe the more you see the harder medicine gets. H/t ⁦⁩ #MedicineIsAMoralAct #EyesOpen cc ⁦
Fascinating story about research on the history of placebos and how they work, What if the Placebo Effect Isn’t a Trick?
What if the Placebo Effect Isn’t a Trick?
I call evolutionary bullshit on a physiological placebo effect. Of course the NYT glosses right over the issue.
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The biological foundation of the placebo effect? [COMT = dopamine, epinephrine, norepinephrine]
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Good article on the placebo effect . However, our previous work on the genetic association between placebo effect and COMT variant rs4680 has left me skeptical about its relevance
This contradicts the logic underlying clinical trials. Placebo & drug may not involve separate processes, one psychological & one physical, that add up to the overall effectiveness of the treatment; rather, both may operate on the same biochemical pathway.
What if the Placebo Effect Isn’t a Trick?
FASCINATING. What if the Placebo Effect Isn’t a Trick?
What if the Placebo Effect Isn’t a Trick? "People do like to be cheated, after all."
What if the #Placebo Effect Isn’t a Trick? via Phenomenal and fascinating read. Someday will we prescreen patients for susceptibility to placebo? #Pharmacogenetics will drive future treatments
“the placebo effect is not just some constant to be subtracted from the drug effect but an intrinsic part of a complex interaction among genes, drugs and mind”
"If the mind can be persuaded, the body can sometimes act accordingly.”
What if the Placebo Effect Isn’t a Trick? 'Should medical rituals be doled out according to genotype, with warmth and caring withheld in order to clear the way for the drugs?'
What if the Placebo Effect Isn’t a Trick? New research is zeroing in on a biochemical basis for the placebo effect.