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Research into the Placebo Effect

Author: Date: January 02, 2002

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A review of two research articles on placebo effects. Placebo phenomena are a point of contact for biblical truth to speak to current cultural concerns. “The brain changes from placebos are almost indistinguishable from the brain changes related to psychoactive medication.” “Placebos and ‘talk therapies’ (such as biblical counseling) also change brain chemistry.” Biblical counselors can offer hope that is more certain than psychoactive medication

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