Conventional prescription drugsmust demonstrate in clinical trialsthat they produce the desired response more frequently than placebos. Because 30% of subjects receiving placebos demonstrate the desired response, such as decreased blood pressure, decreased pain, and faster healing time, what does this say about the power of the placebo? Is a placebo response a bad thing? What does a placebo response indicate about the power of the mind and the mind-body interaction?
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The ability for the human psyche to either belief negativity or positivity lies at the heart of the placebo effect. The placebo effect typically involves a patient being told that they will be given the latest or best drug for their treatment that should result in a reduction of their symptoms and pain. This positive belief of a reduction in their symptoms and the patient’s belief in the treatment will most likely result in positive effects from the placebo despite the …
The solution discusses the power of the placebo effect.