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Can you tell me how using a placebo in treating some medical condition could help?

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Let's take a closer look at this interesting phenomenon. I also attached an informative article, some of which this response is drawn,

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1. Can you tell me how using a placebo in treating some medical condition could help?

There are various ways to explain the placebo effect and why it occurs. And it is a common phenomena observed in medicine, but also a very mysterious one. A good definition is the following:

"Placebo is any treatment devoid of specific actions on the patient's symptoms or diseases that, somehow, can cause an effect upon the patient." (http://www.cerebromente.org.br/n09/mente/placebo1_i.htm)

Placebos do not cause the placebo effect. It is neruro-psychological effect. So although the placebo effect is the result obtained by the use ...

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The solution explores how using a placebo in treating some medical condition could help. References and a supplementary article on the placebo effect are also provided.

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