Expectations and associations that heal: Immunomodulatory placebo effects and its neurobiology

@article{PachecoLpez2006Expectations,
  title={
 Expectations and associations that heal: Immunomodulatory placebo effects and its neurobiology},
  author={G. Pacheco-L{\'o}pez and H. Engler and M. Niemi and M. Schedlowski},
  journal={Brain, Behavior, and Immunity},
  year={2006},
  volume={20},
  pages={430-446}
}
The use of placebo may have accompanied healing and medical practices since their origins (Plato; Charmides, 155-156). Recent experimental data indicate that we would be well advised to further consider placebo effects in future therapeutic strategies, with a better knowledge of their potency, psychological basis and underlying neurobiological mechanisms. Current research in the areas of pain, depression and Parkinson's disease has uncovered some of the potential neurobiological mechanisms of… Expand
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