Should placebo be used routinely for chronic pain in older people?

  title={Should placebo be used routinely for chronic pain in older people?},
  author={Steven M Savvas and Leah M Zelencich and Stephen J. Gibson},
  volume={79 4},
As research expands our understanding of underlying placebo mechanisms, interest turns to the clinical application of placebos. Whether placebos are appropriate and effective in the management of chronic pain in older people deserves considerable attention. The evidence suggests that adults of any age are responsive to placebos, and that placebo treatments can be effective for many conditions prevalent in older people. Though placebos in general already seem to be used with some regularity in… CONTINUE READING
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