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Right you've probably heard of these so called placebo effect in medicine doctors giving a patient a placebo it's essentially sugar -- that the patient is not hold the pill.
Contains no actual drugs and when the -- reports improvements anyway.
-- the -- dollars in new study finds placebos are helping patients even when.
The doctor admits openly that the pills are fakes.
Here and how to explain doctor Marc Siegel of fox thinks that it's so so they know it is utterly worthless.
As medicine -- yet it.
Isn't that unbelievable.
Placebo means I shall please so clearly the pill is pleasing you in this study.
They looked at eighty patients -- comes out of Harvard very -- don't study but small group and basically they told them.
You're gonna get a placebo this is not real medication but they did and then.
They said by the way this medication.
Is -- -- engage in mind over matter thing it's gonna it -- self healing involved so they did give them the expectation that something was gonna work.
Showed a positive effect they had a condition called irritable bowel syndrome where they're having problems with the rebels -- stresses involved.
Clearly the placebo was playing a role in reducing stress.
Now -- a previous study in 2008.
Showed that doctors 50% of us doctors in America allied operations and given placebos anyway and and a -- So I love this study because it says we should be telling them.
Here -- -- a placebo trick.
Does it suggest you here for is that a watt of the illnesses from which people suffer.
That are quite real.
Are actually cyclists a medically induced.
Yes there's certainly a Psycho somatic component in almost all illnesses you know but it.
As Jamie Colby and I we're talking way before we went on here what about this idea that maybe were over using medications.
And we could be using medications that are just sugar pills.
We're getting a big effect here I think this needs to be looked at further we need a larger study here.
It's got to be done more and more people you -- to actually study the brain rather than take a survey I'm looking for that I wanna large groups that in this I think there's a big future in this new year to redouble well there's a physiological effect you take a pill.
You expect something's gonna happen it gets the mind going and that's where -- -- you're given a heart attack to the executives -- the pharmaceutical companies are about that guy.
Can't really -- so we -- out of time so sorry but ethics meaningless happy holidays thank you that you through next.
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