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Nocebo Effect Research

'I Will Not Be Pleased' -- Your Health and the Nocebo Effect

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

The key to the placebo effect is that the patient expects a good outcome, while in the nocebo effect the expectation is of a bad outcome: I will be pleased versus I will not be pleased.

The 'Nocebo' Effect: Pessimism Can Hinder Treatment

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — Spine surgeon Anders Cohen puts a lot of stock in patients' expectations of pain relief. He prefers to operate only on those who "g...