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Year : 1978  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 147-157

On placebos, placebo responses and placebo responders- A Review of psychological, psychopharmacological and psychophysiological factors, II- psychopharmacological and psychophysiological factors


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

Correspondence Address:
D R Doongaji
Department of Psychological Medicine, K.E.M. Hospital and Seth G. S.Medical College, Bombay 400 012.
India
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PMID: 722611

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This article is in continuation with the previous publication. The article reviews various psychopharmacological factors which determine the ultimate success of therapy, even when the drug administered does not have any specific efficacy in conditions under treatment. The importance of usually ignored variables of the psychophysiological state of an individual undergoing therapy, and its relevance to placebo genesis is discussed.






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2004 - Journal of Postgraduate Medicine
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