Doctors’ reassuring words have a powerful placebo effect

Just a few words of reassurance from a physician can have a substantial placebo effect on a patient’s pain symptoms, a US study shows. In an experimental setting, healthy volunteers who had skin irritation induced by a histamine skin prick procedure reported one third less itchiness and irritation if they were given a few words ...

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