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Placebo Response

What does it indicate about the mind-body interaction if during a clinical trial a placebo were to demonstrate the desired response in 30% of the subjects?

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1. What does it indicate about the mind-body interaction if during a clinical trial a placebo were to demonstrate the desired response in 30% of the subjects?

The mind-body interaction in the placebo effect demonstrates how if we believe something in our mind, out body obeys. Our mind is a powerful healing tool. This ties into positive thinking, as if we think we will succeed we do. It ties into expectations. If we think we will be healed, we will be healed. This has been shown in research. For example, placebo treatments tend to have results specific to the particular ailment and the part of the body to which they are applied (for example, placebo pain-relieving cream applied to the left hand does not relieve pain on the right). So the effects cannot be being mediated entirely through changes in the patient's general mood. Rather, the patient's EXPECTATIONS that the treatment (placebo) will work (like a real medicine) to help with the particular problem it addresses must be being channeled into a ...

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This solution explains the placebo response and what it would indicate about the mind-body interaction if during a clinical trial a placebo were to demonstrate the desired response in 30% of the subjects.

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