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Kaptchuk et al., 2010: Taking a placebo pill and understanding the benefits of this effect reduced symptoms and increased relief among patients over three weeks

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Kaptchuk, T. J., Friedlander, E., Kelley, J. M., Sanchez, M. N., Kokkotou, E., Singer, J. P., ... & Lembo, A. J. (2010). Placebos without deception: a randomized controlled trial in irritable bowel syndrome. PloS one, 5(12), e15591.
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Summary:

Telling patients with irritable bowel syndrome that a pill they are to take twice daily contains no medication (i.e., is a placebo) but that the placebo effect is powerful and can lead the body to respond effectively led, as compared to a no-pill condition, to greater improvement, and reduced symptoms at three weeks. At this point, 59% of treated patients, as compared to 35% of control patients, reported adequate relief.

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What Desired Meaning is At Stake?

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Psychological Question Addressed

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Need

What Desired Meaning is At Stake?

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Psychological Question Addressed

Will this treatment or behavior help me?

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Walton & Wilson, 2018