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Your doctor might be giving you a placebo

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Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Hey, they work, and we want what works, right? From Psych Central:

A survey of doctors practicing in Chicago found that 45% recommended placebos ā€” interventions not known to have any scientific treatment effect on the problem ā€” to patients in their clinical practice. The same doctors also said they believed in the mind-body connection.

It’s funny how they refer to “the mind-body connection,” as if the two could be separated. But at least they’re waking up to how powerful the human mind is.

Read the full article at Psych Central News.

Written by Michael DeBusk

January 9th, 2008 at 9:06 pm

Posted in Neuro,Psych

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