Placebo Effect Book

How To Use A Placebo Effect Book To Increase Pain Relief

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The author of Placebo Effect Book Review, Dr. John Gray, does a great job of bringing together psychology, anthropology, sociology and medicine in one book. What is intriguing is how much of each he blends with the other to create a new understanding of the placebo effect. This is a book to read, if you’re interested in the psychology of placebos, placebo effects, or any other aspects of medical science.

The Placebo Effect Phenomenon

The placebo effect describes the phenomenon where a patient receives a treatment based on a false promise or expectation from a doctor, nurse, pharmacist or other medical professional. The placebo effect has been studied for decades and Dr. Gray’s research shows that doctors and nurses are not immune from the placebo phenomenon. This means that when they prescribe a treatment or recommend a medicine to a patient, it could actually be a placebo. But what is more alarming, is that these studies have not produced conclusive results, meaning that placebo has always been a factor in our daily health care practices.

For example, when I was a nursing assistant, I used to see doctors give patients pain medications for the pain. If the patient was not in pain, they would get their prescription filled and sent home to take at their convenience. During my time in nursing, I remember seeing several different prescriptions for pain killers and narcotics. When I told them to try something else for their pain, most doctors and nurses would suggest an over-the-counter (OTC) pain medication. In the pharmacy, a pharmacist would put the prescription on the counter and ask if the patient would like to try a different one.

Different Pain Medications 

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Then, after my patient filled out a form, he/she would be given two different pain medications and then asked to describe the pain they were experiencing. The pharmacist would then ask if they remembered having received the prescription before and they would be given another pain medication.

I remember one woman who had been prescribed a pain medication for back pain and a muscle relaxant for her chest pains. She was very excited when she was told she could try out the pain medication and the muscle relaxant. The pharmacist also gave her some tablets to take with her. At first, she was hesitant, but then decided to take them. After taking them she said that she had the same pain that she usually had.

So, why did she think she was experiencing the same pain medications every time she took them? What was going on here?

Her subconscious mind had told her she was experiencing the pain medications because it was the medication she was taking and that she had already taken them before. She assumed it was the pain medication and that she must have taken the pain medication before.

The Placebo Effect Book Review

Placebo Effect Book Review helps to explain why doctors and nurses are prone to prescribing pain medications to patients. These medications can actually be very dangerous for some patients. But, this is just the tip of the iceberg.

Conclusion

Also, medication may not cure the pain but simply mask it. That’s why it is important for the patient to ask the pharmacist or doctor if they could take a different medication. The pharmacist or doctor should also be willing to work with a patient to help them find a treatment plan that will actually heal the pain.

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