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The weird power of the placebo effect, explained

This article has some really crazy research results. Very exciting and kind of terrifying at the same time.

I personally don’t put too much stock in it based on my experience with chronic pain and medications in general.

I took a medication for one thing and by sheer serendipity it helped for another. That’s like the opposite of the placebo effect. Placebo is getting a result from a medication because you believe and expect to get it.