[Ads-l] Nocebo

James Landau 00000c13e57d49b8-dmarc-request at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
Wed Jan 19 21:16:04 EST 2022

from an article in ArsTechnica
article by Beth Mole dated 1/19/2022 5:10 pm

"Nocebo responses explain up to 76% of COVID vaccine side effects"
<snip>But placebos also have a dark side. The harmless interventions can just as easily lead people to report harmful side effects, particularly when people are expecting such side effects. Researchers have coined these phantom adverse reactions "nocebo responses." Nocebo responses are thought to stem from expectations of side effects, anxiety-induced effects, and the mistaken attribution of common, nonspecific ailments, like headaches, to the placebo.
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