Set and setting, psychedelics and the placebo response: An extra-pharmacological perspective on psychopharmacology

  title={Set and setting, psychedelics and the placebo response: An extra-pharmacological perspective on psychopharmacology},
  author={Ido Hartogsohn},
  journal={Journal of Psychopharmacology},
  pages={1259 - 1267}
  • Ido Hartogsohn
  • Published 16 November 2016
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Journal of Psychopharmacology
Placebo response theory and set and setting theory are two fields which examine how non-biological factors shape the response to therapy. Both consider factors such as expectancy, preparation and beliefs to be crucial for understanding the extra-pharmacological processes which shape the response to drugs. Yet there are also fundamental differences between the two theories. Set and setting concerns itself with response to psychoactive drugs only; placebo theory relates to all therapeutic… 

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