Placebo and Pain

Written By Luana Colloca
Placebo and Pain
  • Publsiher : Academic Press
  • Release : 28 August 2013
  • ISBN : 0123979315
  • Pages : 312 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Placebo and Pain written by Luana Colloca which was release on 28 August 2013, this book published by Academic Press. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: The placebo effect continues to fascinate scientists, scholars, and clinicians, resulting in an impressive amount of research, mainly in the field of pain. While recent experimental and clinical studies have unraveled salient aspects of the neurobiological substrates and clinical relevance of pain and placebo analgesia, an authoritative source remained lacking until now. By presenting and integrating a broad range of research, Placebo and Pain enhances readers’ knowledge about placebo and nocebo effects, reexamines the methodology of clinical trials, and improves the therapeutic approaches for patients suffering from pain. Review for Placebo and Pain: “This ambitious book is the first comprehensive and unified presentation of the placebo and nocebo phenomena in the area of pain. Written by the international leading experts in the field, the book provides an accurate up-to-date [work] on placebo and pain dealing with current perspectives and future challenging issues. --Ted Kaptchuk, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School Contains historical aspects of the placebo effect Discusses biological and psychological mechanisms of placebo analgesic responses Reviews implications of the placebo effect for clinical research and pain management Includes methodological and ethical aspects of the placebo effect

Placebo and Pain

Placebo and Pain
  • Author : Luana Colloca,Magne Arve Flaten,Karin Meissner
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2013-08-28
  • Total pages : 312
  • ISBN : 0123979315
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Summary : The placebo effect continues to fascinate scientists, scholars, and clinicians, resulting in an impressive amount of research, mainly in the field of pain. While recent experimental and clinical studies have unraveled salient aspects of the neurobiological substrates and clinical relevance of pain and placebo analgesia, an authoritative source remained lacking ...

Placebo and Pain

Placebo and Pain
  • Author : Harald Walach
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release Date : 2013-08-28
  • Total pages : 312
  • ISBN : 0123979315
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Summary : Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is frequently conceptualized as ‘nothing but’ placebo. I will argue, and provide the evidence in this chapter, that, apart from potential specific effects, CAM is a clever way of inducing generic self-healing effects. Jerome D Frank's model serves to conceptualize this. CAM practitioners normally establish ...

Placebo and Pain

Placebo and Pain
  • Author : Regine Klinger,Herta Flor
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release Date : 2013-08-28
  • Total pages : 312
  • ISBN : 0123979315
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Summary : In this chapter we discuss the various aspects of the clinical applications of placebo effects. In clinical studies, a placebo intervention is often nearly as potent as the effects of the verum that is applied, and placebo effects can have enduring positive consequences. Most research has focused on healthy humans ...

Placebo and Pain

Placebo and Pain
  • Author : Karin Meissner,Klaus Linde
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release Date : 2013-08-28
  • Total pages : 312
  • ISBN : 0123979315
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Summary : More invasive and impressive therapeutic rituals are generally believed to be more powerful interventions than less impressive ones. This chapter reviews and discusses evidence from randomized clinical trials and meta-analyses for such a differential effectiveness of placebo interventions. Evidence from clinical research that different types of placebo are regularly associated ...

Placebo and Pain

Placebo and Pain
  • Author : Lene Vase,Gitte Laue Petersen
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release Date : 2013-08-28
  • Total pages : 312
  • ISBN : 0123979315
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Summary : The magnitude of placebo analgesia effects has been shown to vary across meta-analyses. The conceptualization of placebo effects, and the way in which they are induced, influence the magnitude of placebo analgesia effects. This has been indicated by meta-analyses and further confirmed by experimental studies. In general, small placebo analgesia ...

Placebo and Pain

Placebo and Pain
  • Author : Damien Finniss
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release Date : 2013-08-28
  • Total pages : 312
  • ISBN : 0123979315
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Summary : The placebo effect has been a topic of interest in medicine for many hundreds of years. A historical evaluation of the topic demonstrates how the origin of the word, and its initial use in society and in medicine, has shaped its meaning over many years. In fact, the understanding of ...

Placebo and Pain

Placebo and Pain
  • Author : Magne Arve Flaten,Per M. Aslaksen,Peter S. Lyby
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release Date : 2013-08-28
  • Total pages : 312
  • ISBN : 0123979315
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Summary : Pain may be modulated by positive and negative emotions, and this is the basic element in the hypothesis that placebo effects are due to a reduction in negative emotions. Individual differences are discussed, especially as they relate to negative emotions. There is evidence that the placebo effect is partly due ...

Placebo and Pain

Placebo and Pain
  • Author : Ben Colagiuri,Peter F. Lovibond
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release Date : 2013-08-28
  • Total pages : 312
  • ISBN : 0123979315
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Summary : Evidence from both empirical studies and clinical practice indicates that substantial reductions in pain can be observed following placebo treatment. Generally, these effects are attributed to expectancy and/or classic conditioning. However, other psychological processes that could bias the observed responses to placebo treatment may lead to a systematic over- ...

Placebo and Pain

Placebo and Pain
  • Author : Serge Marchand
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release Date : 2013-08-28
  • Total pages : 312
  • ISBN : 0123979315
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Summary : There is good evidence that placebo and nocebo responses reflect more than a psychologic reappraisal of pain perception. In fact, pain perception is the endpoint of several endogenous pain inhibitory and facilitatory mechanisms that trigger descending pain modulation mechanisms to the spinal cord. Measuring the ability of placebo and nocebo ...

Placebo and Pain

Placebo and Pain
  • Author : Ulrike Bingel
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release Date : 2013-08-28
  • Total pages : 312
  • ISBN : 0123979315
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Summary : The observation that cognitive factors, such as beliefs, expectations and prior experiences, not only modulate the perception of pain but also the therapeutic benefit and adverse effects of pharmacologic treatments is not new. However, to date, the contribution of cognitive factors to pharmacotherapy is still poorly understood and far from ...

Placebo and Pain

Placebo and Pain
  • Author : Luana Colloca,Franklin G. Miller
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release Date : 2013-08-28
  • Total pages : 312
  • ISBN : 0123979315
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Summary : The defining circumstances and reasons for promoting healing processes based on placebo and avoiding (undesirable) nocebo effects in clinical practice represent a challenge for translational and patient-oriented medicine. Exploiting placebos and placebo effects for the benefit of the patient requires a rigorous evaluation of potential benefits and harms associated with ...

Placebo and Pain

Placebo and Pain
  • Author : Donald D. Price,Lene Vase
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release Date : 2013-08-28
  • Total pages : 312
  • ISBN : 0123979315
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Summary : Persistent pain conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), are often accompanied by primary and widespread secondary hyperalgesia, as evidenced by higher pain ratings in response to induced heat stimuli. These forms of hyperalgesia are not static but are dynamically maintained by impulse input from colorectal tissues as well as ...

Placebo and Pain

Placebo and Pain
  • Author : Falk Eippert,Christian Büchel
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release Date : 2013-08-28
  • Total pages : 312
  • ISBN : 0123979315
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Summary : Placebo analgesia is an illustrative example of the impact that psychological factors can have on the experience of pain. While this form of pain modulation is mediated by multiple neurobiological mechanisms, one influential explanation posits that a descending pain control system contributes to placebo effects in pain. Here, we first ...

Placebo and Pain

Placebo and Pain
  • Author : Jian Kong,Randy L. Gollub
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release Date : 2013-08-28
  • Total pages : 312
  • ISBN : 0123979315
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Summary : For thousands of years, both acupuncture and placebo (as a therapeutic ritual) have been used in healing. It is only recently that scientists have begun rigorously investigating the efficacy of acupuncture treatment. Recent meta analysis suggests that acupuncture treatment is only moderately more effective than sham treatment on some pain ...

Topical Issues in Pain 4

Topical Issues in Pain 4
  • Author : Louis Gifford
  • Publisher : Author House
  • Release Date : 2013-09
  • Total pages : 286
  • ISBN : 0123979315
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Summary : This fourth volume contains further ground-breaking and highly relevant work. Taking on the placebo and nocebo phenomenon, pain management and muscles and pain the volume yet again promotes the forward thinking and cutting edge work of the Physiotherapy Pain Association. In Part 1 a number of internationally renowned clinicians and researchers ...