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Placebo Effects: Understanding the mechanisms in health and disease

Fabrizio Benedetti

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199559121
eISBN:
9780191724022
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559121.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

One of the most widespread words in medicine is the placebo and placebo effect, although it is not always clear what it means exactly. Recent progress in biomedical research has allowed a better ... More


The traditional concept of placebo

Fabrizio Benedetti

in Placebo Effects: Understanding the mechanisms in health and disease

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199559121
eISBN:
9780191724022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559121.003.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

The history of medicine is basically the history of placebos, as most early medical interventions were nothing but placebos, i.e., inert. Over the centuries, doctors started using sham treatments to ... More


Placebo Effects: 2nd Edition: Understanding the mechanisms in health and disease

Fabrizio Benedetti

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198705086
eISBN:
9780191789151
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198705086.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

One of the most widespread words in medicine is placebo and placebo effect, although it is not always clear what it means exactly. Recent progress in biomedical research has allowed a better ... More


No pain no gain: A neuroethical place for hypnosis in invasive intervention

Elvira V. Lang

in Neuroethics: Anticipating the future

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198786832
eISBN:
9780191839894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786832.003.0011
Subject:
Neuroscience, Techniques

Management of patients’ pain depends largely on the beliefs of healthcare providers and institutional cultures rather than evidence and rational considerations. Approaches that improve positive ... More


Seeing Through Faith

Frank Graziano

in Miraculous Images and Votive Offerings in Mexico

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199790869
eISBN:
9780190279257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790869.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The chapter beings with discussion of faith as a cognitive filter through which devotees interpret and negotiate everyday life and especially crises. Gratitude, positive illusions, and devotion as a ... More


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