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Steven Novella on July 29, Shares Truly understanding placebo effects note the plural is critical to science-based medicine. Misconceptions about placebo effects are perhaps the common problem I encounter among otherwise-scientific professionals and science communicators.
It is further exacerbated by recent attempts by CAM proponents to promote placebo-medicineas their preferred treatments are increasingly being demonstrated to be nothing but placebos. One idea that proponents of placebo medicine have tried to put forth is that you can have a placebo effect without deception.
The role of conditioning Journal of Pain focuses on conditioning as a component of placebo effects. The study design is interesting, but I have doubts about its applicability to the clinical setting.
The researchers used a heat model of pain applied to the forearm. They did various runs where participants reported their pain level in response to different temperatures.
Their forearms were treated first either with a control cream petroleum jelly or a placebo cream petroleum jelly plus blue food coloring. They were told the placebo cream contained a powerful analgesic that would block pain. The cream was then removed, and a hot stimulus applied. When subjects were treated with the placebo cream they believed to be active, they were then tested, without their knowledge, with a warm but not painfully hot stimulus.
This was meant to convince them that the placebo cream worked. So again, the protocol used active deception to achieve its ends. One group of subjects experienced a single set of runs in this fashion. Another group experienced four sets of runs spread out over different days.
Then finally came the test — all test subjects were told about the deception, that the placebo cream was inactive and in fact identical to the petroleum jelly except for the dye.
They were then given another run with the control and placebo cream. The researchers found that in the group that had the long run four-day series subjects still experienced reduced pain sensations with the placebo cream, but not the control cream.
There was no difference for the short run single day, single series subjects. There were controls in place to rule out simple habituation to the stimulus as a factor.
What did we learn about managing pain clinically? If we take the results of the study at face value, what do we learn? The study does not establish that you can have placebos without deception.Start studying Psychology.
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