2.5 The Placebo Effect

The Power of The Placebo and the Therapeutic Encounter Effect

The placebo effect is a beneficial health outcome resulting from a person’s anticipation that an intervention—pill, procedure, or injection, for example—will help them. A clinician’s style of interacting with patients also may bring about a positive response that is independent of any specific treatment. – https://nccih.nih.gov/health/placebo

 An interview from NPR’s Science Friday with Ira Flatow and Ted Kantchuck, MD.

Listen to this radio interview (click on the go button in the bar below) or watch the video with Ted Kantchuck below the radio interview.


https://www.npr.org/2012/01/06/144794035/one-scholars-take-on-the-power-of-the-placebo

 

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