Characteristics of placebo responses in medical treatment of premenstrual syndrome.

@article{Freeman1999CharacteristicsOP,
  title={Characteristics of placebo responses in medical treatment of premenstrual syndrome.},
  author={Ellen W. Freeman and Karl E. Rickels},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={1999},
  volume={156 9},
  pages={1403-8}
}
OBJECTIVE This study characterizes the responses to placebo medication of patients with premenstrual syndrome (PMS) who were randomly assigned in controlled treatment trials. Possible predictors of placebo response were also examined. METHOD Subjects from two randomized controlled trials were pooled. The 101 subjects met defined criteria for severe PMS, remained eligible after 1 month of single-blind placebo lead-in treatment, and were randomly assigned to 3 months of double-blind placebo… CONTINUE READING

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