Tag: placebo studies

“Honest” Placebos Effective in Treating Health Problems

From TIME: "The medical community has been aware of the placebo effect–the phenomenon in which a nontherapeutic treatment (like a sham pill) improves a...

The Placebo Effect is Amplified When Doctors Appear Likeable

From The British Psychological Society: A new study found that the placebo effect is enhanced by the impression of warmth and competence. "Howe and her team...

Study Finds the Spice Curcumin Fights Depression

The study finds that curcumin may be as efficacious as antidepressant medications, particularly for atypical depression