24 July 2012

Nocebo effects

Here's a nice post on some of the latest research on nocebo effects --the placebo's evil twin.

Are Warnings About the Side Effects of Drugs Making Us Sick? | NeuroTribes

I haven't looked into the nocebo effects for pain in too much detail. But I've profited immensely from carefully working through the placebo effect literature. I expect this could be similarly useful, especially in the differences between placebos and nocebos

I'd love to hear about any good philosophical work on nocebos.

05 July 2012

Addiction in pain patients estimation

David A. Fishbain, MD, FAPA, Brandly Cole, PsyD, John Lewis, PhD, Hubert L.
Rosomoff, MD, DMedSc, FAAPM, and R. Steele Rosomoff, BSN, MBA
Pain Medicine, 
doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4637.2007.00370.x