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.