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The placebo effect happens when?

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August 11, 2011 2:58PM

Since one group of patients would be given the placebo (a tablet or capsule with absolutely no medicinal qualities), its sole purpose is to install a false hope in the group that they are receiving helpful medication.

Another group of patients are given a real medicine. If the genuine prescription begins to work for the second group and they begin making strides toward recovery, it becomes obvious that the placebo is not worthy of further use.