Chronic pain and the power of placebo

| September 16, 2018

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A new study has asked whether certain people with chronic pain should be given sugar pills to manage their symptoms. Scientists tap into the individual differences that make some people more susceptible to a placebo. A placebo is a medical intervention be it a pill, injection, or sham surgery that has no therapeutic value. The placebo effect refers to the real benefits that these inert interventions can have. The simple act of taking a tablet can make a person feel its benefits. However, this is not just a psychological phenomenon; it has a biological basis.

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