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Haslam D. Haslam’s view: The power of the placebo. Practitioner 2017;261(1803):31

The power of the placebo

24 Apr 2017Registered users

In reality, I was probably dispensing a placebo that both the parents and I believed in. The parents will have relaxed, the children will have responded, and peace will have descended. However, I suspect none of those visits did anything but provide face-to-face reassurance. It certainly taught me about the power of the placebo, and that a therapist believing in something is no proof of effectiveness. 

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