nocebo effect


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nocebo effect (nō·sēˑ·bō ·fektˑ),

n effect from an inert substance that causes symptoms of ill health because of the patients' beliefs. Opposite of the placebo effect.
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Additionally they lack an understanding of using interactive computer-based programs as well as the concept of nocebo effect of informed consent.
There will some relatives and friends who induce more of a nocebo effect for you.
This result is a nocebo effect because expectation of side effects from statins (which were elevated as the probability of receiving a statin rose) increased actual side effects from statins.
In our opinion, this may have lead to a nocebo effect for this particular intervention.
Possibly these effects--which were purely subjectively reported by the women--were due to a nocebo effect in these non-blinded studies.
We've probably all suffered the nocebo effect, developing symptoms in response to somebody else's symptoms or upon receiving a diagnosis of illness.
However, in order to avoid a possible nocebo effect from immunotherapy and undermine whatever little chance that this treatment might have had, I refrained from sharing these concerns with the patient and just attempted to address these ignored issues through FCT.
In contrast, clinicians can also promote a negative context and poor outcomes; the lesser-discussed nocebo effect.
Therefore, a nocebo effect is where a person's symptoms are worsened by the fake medicine in a drug trial.
A new study published in Science Translational Medicine documents this nocebo effect.