Family physicians believe the placebo effect is therapeutic but often use real drugs as placebos.
- Published Article
- Publication Date
Oct 01, 2010
Many US family physicians use placebos and generally believe the placebo effect has both psychological and physical benefits. Physicians recognize the broader application of the placebo effect but they commonly use active medication as placebos. The responses to this survey raise important questions about the appropriate use of placebos and the therapeutic value of the placebo effect in clinical practice.
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