Bubbles of nothing are not something. Let’s not get too excited about non-deceptive placebo use

My attention fell this week on the reporting of an article accepted for publication in one of the main journals in my field. According to the ABC, placebo treatments for pain can be effective even when patients know that it’s a placebo. The source for this report is the following article which is about to be published in the premier pain research journal Pain (as an interesting aside, note how the more authoritative a scientific journal is, the shorter its name is. I give you Nature, Science, Cell, Circulation, Lung to name just a few). On closer examination, this publication…
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