Beyond the placebo: understanding the therapeutic context.

  title={Beyond the placebo: understanding the therapeutic context.},
  author={Frede Olesen},
  journal={The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners},
  volume={65 630},
An old but still relevant study by Thomas, conducted in 45 different general practice settings, explored 200 British patients in whom no definite diagnosis could be made. All patients were randomly selected for one of two procedures: either they were given a symptomatic diagnosis and medication, or they were told that no treatment was required as there was… CONTINUE READING