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Are All Placebo Effects Equal? Placebo Pills, Sham Acupuncture, Cue Conditioning and Their Association

  • Jian Kong mail,

    kongj@nmr.mgh.harvard.edu

    Affiliation: Psychiatry Department, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Charlestown, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Rosa Spaeth,

    Affiliation: Psychiatry Department, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Charlestown, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Amanda Cook,

    Affiliation: Psychiatry Department, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Charlestown, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Irving Kirsch,

    Affiliations: Program in Placebo Studies, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, School of Psychology, Plymouth University, Plymouth, United Kingdom

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  • Brian Claggett,

    Affiliations: Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Biostatistics Department, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Mark Vangel,

    Affiliation: MGH/MIT/HMS Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Charlestown, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Randy L. Gollub,

    Affiliation: Psychiatry Department, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Charlestown, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Jordan W. Smoller,

    Affiliation: Psychiatry Department, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Charlestown, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Ted J. Kaptchuk

    Affiliation: Program in Placebo Studies, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Published: July 31, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0067485

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Posted by PLoS_ONE_Group on 05 Aug 2013 at 22:58 GMT

The following article represents some of the media coverage that has occurred for this paper:

Publication: PLOS Blogs
Title: “Placebo effects of different therapies not identical”
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PLoS_ONE_Group replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 09 Aug 2013 at 18:36 GMT

The following article represents some of the media coverage that has occurred for this paper:

Publication: MedPage Today
Title: “Placebo Effect Varies by Type and Cues”
http://www.medpagetoday.c...

Publication: PLOS Blogs
Title: “Placebo effects of different therapies not identical”
http://www.eurekalert.org...

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Media coverage of this article

PLoS_ONE_Group replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 04 Sep 2013 at 16:57 GMT

The following article represents some of the media coverage that has occurred for this paper:

Publication: Scientific American 60 Second Health
Title: “Different Placebos Can Have Different Effects”
http://www.scientificamer...

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