Placebo and nocebo effects in itch and pain.


Physical complaints, such as pain, can be effectively altered by placebo and nocebo effects due to induction of positive or negative expectations. While verbal suggestion and conditioning are recognized as playing a key role in placebo and nocebo effects on pain, these mechanisms have barely been investigated with regard to other somatosensory sensations… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-662-44519-8_12