Placebos Prove Powerful, Even When People Know They’re Taking One, New Study Suggests (MSU release):
How much of a treatment is mind over matter? It is well documented that people often feel better after taking a treatment without active ingredients simply because they believe it’s real — known as the placebo effect.
A team of researchers from Michigan State University, University of Michigan and Dartmouth College is the first to demonstrate that placebos reduce brain markers of emotional distress even when people know they are taking one. [Read more…] about Study: The placebo effect works even when people know they are taking a placebo