Conventional prescription drugs must demonstrate in clinical trials that they produce the desired response more frequently than placebos. Because 30% of subjects receiving placebos demonstrate the desired response, such as decreased blood pressure, decreased pain, and faster healing time, what does this say about the power of the placebo? Is a placebo response a bad thing? What does a placebo response indicate about the power of the mind and the mind-body interaction?
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The ability for the human psyche to either belief negativity or positivity lies at the heart of the placebo effect. The placebo effect typically involves a patient being told that they will be given the latest or best drug for their treatment that should result in a reduction of their symptoms and pain. This positive belief of a reduction in their symptoms and the patient's belief in the treatment will most likely result in positive effects from the placebo despite the ...
The solution discusses the power of the placebo effect.