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The Strange Powers Of The Placebo Effect

A look at the ultimate troll... the placebo.

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The Strange Powers Of The Placebo Effect. A look at the ultimate troll... the placebo.
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smalltowngrl
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 10 Posts
Saturday, October 8, 2011 6:59:18 AM
My dad swares placebos don't work on him and that people they work on are just stupid......... He has been taking placebo pain pills........ I just sit back and laugh. Cuz they make him feel better lol

Musuko42
Male, 18-29, Europe
 2830 Posts
Friday, October 7, 2011 2:03:08 AM
Just a clarification here: feeling better does not mean curing the problem.

A placebo can help with the pain of a disease, but can it also cure the disease that is causing the pain?

I'd like to see some studies on that.

Quackor
Male, 18-29, S. America
 2864 Posts
Thursday, October 6, 2011 7:54:46 PM
thats evolutions way to screw with us... helping the idiots.

doran127
Male, 13-17, Canada
 46 Posts
Thursday, October 6, 2011 9:58:06 AM
repost

morimacil123
Male, 18-29, Europe
 170 Posts
Thursday, October 6, 2011 9:10:49 AM
"For a pill to be sold it has to out do (by a fair bit) a placebo in tests"
Dunno the regulations of whatever country you live in. But in switzerland and france for example, Homeopathy is really common.
Homeopathy, is simply a placebo. However, since the effects of placebo are based on ppl believing it works, selling a placebo marketed as "placebo" would defeat the whole principle. Thus they name it Homeopathy instead, and market that.
And I can assure you its huge here, pharmacies often contain tons of them, sometimes more than actual drugs, we have ads for them on TV, in the street, and so on.

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