I am a
Home I AM A Search Login

Papers of the Week

Papers: 28 Mar 2020 - 3 Apr 2020


Human Studies

2020 Mar 30

Ann Behav Med

Merely Possessing a Placebo Analgesic Improves Analgesia Similar to Using the Placebo Analgesic.


Wai-Lan Yeung V, Geers AL, Colloca L
Ann Behav Med. 2020 Mar 30.
PMID: 32227161.


Placebo analgesia studies generally reported that the actual use of a placebo analgesic reduces pain. Yeung VW, Geers A, Kam SM. Merely possessing a placebo analgesic reduced pain intensity: Preliminary findings from a randomized design. Curr Psychol. 2019;38(1):194-203 found that the mere possession (without use) of a placebo analgesic also reduces pain.