Can placebo heal underlying conditions or just change our experience and perception of them? Jo Marchant and I explore the placebo effect — problems with how it is defined, the measurable biological and physiological effects,...
On today's show we explore the placebo effect and the power of the mind to facilitate or drive healing.
While placebo response has become a well-known, though misunderstood, phenomenon, many outside of the medical profession have never heard of the “nocebo response.” Find out more about the nocebo response.
Recent studies on the efficacy of antidepressant drugs revealed that selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), which are the most commonly prescribed drugs to treat depression, have no clinically meaningful advantage over placebo.
Nutrition, as important as it is, obviously isn't the only factor that influences our physiology. Over the past several years, an increasing amount of research has focused on the role pleasure plays in health.