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Placebo Effects: Understanding the Mechanisms in Health and Disease

by Fabrizio Benedetti

One of the most widespread words in medicine is the placebo and placebo effect, although it is not always clear what it means exactly. Recent progress in biomedical research has allowed a better clarification of the placebo effect. This is an active psychobiological phenomenon which takes place in the patient's brain and that is capable of influencing both the course of a disease and the response to a therapy ... Read more

 

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