The Nocebo Effect and Its Relevance for Clinical Practice

@article{Colloca2011TheNE,
  title={The Nocebo Effect and Its Relevance for Clinical Practice},
  author={Luana Colloca and Franklin G. Miller},
  journal={Psychosomatic Medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={73},
  pages={598-603}
}
Negative expectations deriving from the clinical encounter can produce negative outcomes, known as nocebo effects. Specifically, research on the nocebo effect indicates that information disclosure about potential side effects can itself contribute to producing adverse effects. Neurobiological processes play a role in the nocebo effect, and this article provides a selective review of mechanistic research on the nocebo effect. Comparatively little attention has been directed to clinical studies… 
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