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Human Studies

2020 Jun 03

Psychother Psychosom

Prior Therapeutic Experiences, Not Expectation Ratings, Predict Placebo Effects: An Experimental Study in Chronic Pain and Healthy Participants.


Colloca L, Akintola T, Haycock NR, Blasini M, Thomas S, Phillips J, Corsi N, Schenk LA, Wang Y
Psychother Psychosom. 2020 Jun 03:1-8.
PMID: 32492688.


Many clinical trials fail because of placebo responses. Prior therapeutic experiences and patients' expectations may affect the capacity to respond to placebos in chronic disorders.