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The placebo response and the power of unconscious healing

Author: Richard L Kradin
Publisher: New York : Routledge, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Placebo responses are both automatic and unconscious - which is to say that they can neither be controlled nor accurately predicted. They represent a complex interaction among the innate reward system of the brain, stored memories, and imaginal fantasies. The placebo response is an inextricable part of virtually all therapeutic effects; it varies in potency and exhibits its own pathologies." "The Placebo Response  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard L Kradin
ISBN: 9780415956185 0415956188
OCLC Number: 182613563
Description: xv, 278 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: The placebo response --
The basis of the placebo response in sickness and healing --
A brief history of medicine and the changing implications of placebos --
Placebo effects: who gets them? --
What do we know about how placebos act? --
The anomalous placebo response --
Placebo and the truth --
The challenge of harnessing the placebo response.
Responsibility: Richard Kradin.
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Placebo responses are automatic and unconscious and cannot be predicted on conscious volition. Instead, they reflect complex interactions between the innate reward system of the nervous system and  Read more...

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