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2023 Dec 18

Eur J Pain


Change in pain expectations but no open-label placebo analgesia: An experimental study using the heat pain paradigm.


Friehs T, Milde C, Glombiewski JA, Kube T


Open-label placebos (OLP) prescribed without deception and with a convincing rationale have been shown to evoke powerful treatment effects. Patients’ treatment expectations seem to influence the magnitude of the effect.