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Published: 18 September 2014

416 Pages


ISBN: 9780198705086

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Placebo Effects

Second Edition

Fabrizio Benedetti

  • The first book to describe the effects of the placebo across all medical conditions, helping the reader to understand where, when, how placebo effects occur
  • Contains about 60 figures - showing the brain mechanisms of placebo and placebo-related effects
  • Each chapter contains a summary and key learning points, including suggestions for further discussion, making the book useful for teaching
  • Includes a chapter is about complex experimental designs in placebo research, and how to run a placebo study, helping those who wish to start their own research into this effect

New to this Edition:

  • Includes new chapters on the placebo effect within the context of the doctor-patient relationship. There are also new chapters on physical performance and one looking the placebo effect beyond the medical context
  • All other chapters substantially updated to take account of the explosion in placebo research since publication of the first edition

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