Placebo Effect / Edition 1

Placebo Effect / Edition 1

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by Anne Harrington
     
 

A mere "symbol" of medicine the placebo nonetheless sometimes produces "real" results. Medical science has largely managed its discomfort with this phenomenon by discounting the placebo effect. This book is committed to a different perspective--namely, that the placebo effect is a "real" entity in its own right, one that has much to teach us about how symbols,… See more details below

Overview

A mere "symbol" of medicine the placebo nonetheless sometimes produces "real" results. Medical science has largely managed its discomfort with this phenomenon by discounting the placebo effect. This book is committed to a different perspective--namely, that the placebo effect is a "real" entity in its own right, one that has much to teach us about how symbols, settings, and human relationships literally get under our skin.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674669864
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
03/15/1999
Series:
Mind/Brain/Behavior Initiative Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
276
Sales rank:
1,165,663
Product dimensions:
0.58(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

Meet the Author

Anne Harrington is Loeb Harvard College Professor and Professor for the History of Science at Harvard University.

Table of Contents

Introduction

The Placebo: Is It Much Ado about Nothing?
Arthur K. Shapiro and Elaine Shapiro

Clinical Reflections on the Placebo Phenomenon
Howard Spiro

The Nocebo Phenomenon: Scope and Foundations
Robert A. Hahn

The Doctor as Therapeutic Agent: A Placebo Effect Research Agenda
Howard Brody

Toward a Neurobiology of Placebo Analgesia
Howard L. Fields and Donald D. Price

The Contribution of Desire and Expectation to Placebo Analgesia: Implications for New Research Strategies
Donald D. Price And Howard L. Fields

The Role of Conditioning in Pharmacotherapy
Robert Ader

Specifying Nonspecifics: Psychological Mechanisms of Placebo Effects
Irving Kirsch

Placebo, Pain, and Belief: A Biocultural Model
David B. Morris

Placebo: Conversations at the Disciplinary Borders
Edited by Anne Harrington

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