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The placebo response : how you can release the body's inner pharmacy for better health

Author: Howard Brody; Daralyn Brody
Publisher: New York : Cliff Street Books, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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An exploration of the beneficial effects of placebos examines the latest medical research, discusses the inner healing power of the body to accomplish cures beyond the power of drugs, and offers advice on tapping that power.
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Genre/Form: Popular Works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Howard Brody; Daralyn Brody
ISBN: 0060194936 9780060194932
OCLC Number: 44103235
Description: xix, 312 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: The Power of the Mind --
Ch. 1. What Is the Placebo Response? --
Ch. 2. The Placebo Response: A Historical Perspective --
Ch. 3. The Placebo Response: Which of Us Is Eligible? --
Ch. 4. The Inner Pharmacy --
Ch. 5. The Placebo Response and Expectancy --
Ch. 6. Conditioning Theory and the Placebo Response --
Ch. 7. The Meaning Model --
Ch. 8. The Nocebo Effect --
Ch. 9. From Meaning to Bodily Change: The Biochemical Pathways --
Ch. 10. The Placebo Response and Its Mimics --
Ch. 11. The Inner Pharmacy at the Interface: Conventional and Alternative Medicine --
Ch. 12. Clearing a Path for the Inner Pharmacy: Desire and Forgiveness --
Ch. 13. Enhancing Meaning Through Stories --
Ch. 14. Maintaining Social Connections --
Ch. 15. Taking Charge of Your Own Health --
Ch. 16. Sustaining a Partnership: Sharing Control with Physicians and Other Healers --
Epilogue: The Mystery of Healing.
Responsibility: by Howard Brody with Daralyn Brody.
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An exploration of the beneficial effects of placebos examines the latest medical research, discusses the inner healing power of the body to accomplish cures beyond the power of drugs, and offers advice on tapping that power.

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