The Nocebo Effect

There is talk of the Nocebo effect – “a detrimental effect on health produced by psychological or psychosomatic factors such as negative expectations of treatment or prognosis.“ You hear time and again that people do as they are told by someone in a white coat or a person in authority even as much as dying … Continued

The Power of Thought

It has long been said that you are what you think you are. William Shakespeare said  “There is nothing good or bad but thinking makes it so”. A number of studies have shown that placebo pills can work just as well as potent drugs, and ‘fake’ surgery performed on people believing they are having the … Continued