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Human Studies

2019 Nov 25

Clin J Pain

Deceptive and Non-deceptive Placebos to Reduce Pain – An Experimental Study in Healthy People.


Kube T, Rief W, Vivell M-B, Schäfer N L, Vermillion T, Körfer K, Glombiewski J A
Clin J Pain. 2019 Nov 25.
PMID: 31770117.


Recent research has shown that placebos are effective even if they are openly prescribed to participants. However, it is unclear how such "open-label placebos" (OLPs) compare to deceptive placebo (DP) and what the mechanisms of actions are. In this study, we therefore compared two versions of OLP to DP and no treatment (NT).