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The placebo effect : an interdisciplinary exploration

Author: Anne Harrington
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard Univ. Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3. printView all editions and formats
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A mere "symbol" of medicine the placebo nonetheless sometimes produces "real" results. Medical science has largely discounted the placebo effect, but Harrington argues that the phenomenon is a "real"  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Kongress
Kongressbericht
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Harrington
ISBN: 0674669843 9780674669840 067466986X 9780674669864
OCLC Number: 248328442
Notes: Originally published: 1997.
Description: x, 260 Seiten : Diagramme ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction The Placebo: Is It Much Ado about Nothing? Arthur K. Shapiro and Elaine Shapiro Clinical Reflections on the Placebo Phenomenon Howard Spiro The Nocebo Phenomenon: Scope and Foundations Robert A. Hahn The Doctor as Therapeutic Agent: A Placebo Effect Research Agenda Howard Brody Toward a Neurobiology of Placebo Analgesia Howard L. Fields and Donald D. Price The Contribution of Desire and Expectation to Placebo Analgesia: Implications for New Research Strategies Donald D. Price And Howard L. Fields The Role of Conditioning in Pharmacotherapy Robert Ader Specifying Nonspecifics: Psychological Mechanisms of Placebo Effects Irving Kirsch Placebo, Pain, and Belief: A Biocultural Model David B. Morris Placebo: Conversations at the Disciplinary Borders Edited by Anne Harrington Contributors Index
Responsibility: ed. Anne Harrington.

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To understand the placebo effect is to grasp simultaneously the success and the failure of medicine. This yin-yang comes through clearly in The Placebo Effect, which is based on the proceedings of a Read more...

 
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