The Nocebo Effect (defined)

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"The nocebo effect is defined as a negative effect of a pharmacological or non-pharmacological medical treatment that is induced by patients' expectations, and that is unrelated to the physiological action of the treatment."

The nocebo effect: a clinical challenge in th…

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"An example of a nocebo response would be a person expecting that the medication will cause negative side effects and then having those unpleasant side effects even though the medication that they are taking is actually an inert substance. People tend to be more familiar with the nocebo effect's counterpart, the placebo effect."


 
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