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Year : 1978  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 91-97

On placebos, placebo responses and placebo responders- (A review of psychological, psychopharmacological and psychophysiological factors), I- psychological factors


Department of Psychological Medicine, K.E.M. Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College, Parel, Bombay-400 012, India

Correspondence Address:
D R Doongaji
Department of Psychological Medicine, K.E.M. Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College, Parel, Bombay-400 012
India
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PMID: 364041

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Placebogenesis is an established phenomenon in the therapeutic management of virtually every known illness. This article reviews the various psychological factors which play an important role in the genesis of this important phenomenon. Classification of place­bos along with ethical issues involved in administration of placebos for therapeutic and research purposes are discussed in the article.






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