Why the placebo is more effective than you think

Did you know about placebo surgery?

Stars Insider

14/04/21 | StarsInsider

HEALTH Medicine

A broken electric kettle won’t boil water, and a car with no engine won’t drive, and, yet, fake medicine can sometimes work? It's complex, but the answer is that, in certain cases, yes it can.

For example, a person suffering from depression can be prescribed a sugar pill, thinking it’s an antidepressant, and their symptoms decrease. The same goes for many different illnesses and conditions. Of course, this is putting things rather simply.

But is this as far as it goes? Absolutely not. How the placebo effect works is astounding. To learn all about it, click through this gallery.


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