Magic Pill Syndrome

Psychology A popular term for a positive response to any ‘therapeutic’ containing inert substances—e.g., lactose
Sociology A general term for any method—e.g., ‘self-improvement’ through seminars, gurus, motivational speakers, etc.—that promises a quick solution to a person’s perceived problems and issues
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