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The Flip Side of Placebos: The Nocebo Effect

The article is about a placebo and a nocebo study and attempts to explain the effect of taking pills. While placebo causes people to experience positive effect of a simple sugar pill, the nocebo is exactly the opposite. The nocebo can cause serious pain caused only by your subconscious mind. The responses to the study are still similar to previous studies. However, researchers noticed that in recent years the drug advertisement has caused consumers to expect more from drugs. Those expectations have made people feel better just for popping a pill. This in turn can cause serious health harm.

http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1929869,00.html

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