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The Placebo Effect

An Interdisciplinary Exploration

Edited by Anne Harrington

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$40.00 • £32.95 • €36.00

ISBN 9780674669864

Publication Date: 03/15/1999


272 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

3 line illustrations

Mind/Brain/Behavior Initiative


  • Introduction [Anne Harrington]
  • 1. The Placebo: Is It Much Ado about Nothing? [Arthur K. Shapiro and Elaine Shapiro]
  • 2. Clinical Reflections on the Placebo Phenomenon [Howard Spiro]
  • 3. The Nocebo Phenomenon: Scope and Foundations [Robert A. Hahn]
  • 4. The Doctor as Therapeutic Agent: A Placebo Effect Research Agenda [Howard Brody]
  • 5. Toward a Neurobiology of Placebo Analgesia [Howard L. Fields and Donald D. Price]
  • 6. The Contribution of Desire and Expectation to Placebo Analgesia: Implications for New Research Strategies [Donald D. Price And Howard L. Fields]
  • 7. The Role of Conditioning in Pharmacotherapy [Robert Ader]
  • 8. Specifying Nonspecifics: Psychological Mechanisms of Placebo Effects [Irving Kirsch]
  • 9. Placebo, Pain, and Belief: A Biocultural Model [David B. Morris]
  • Placebo: Conversations at the Disciplinary Borders [Edited by Anne Harrington]
  • Contributors
  • Index

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