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Letters Placebo effect


BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 15 May 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:1087
  1. Nick J Woodhead, Mental Health Act coordination manager
  1. 1Bridgwater, Somerset TA6 4RN
  1. nick.woodhead{at}

I am thinking of setting myself up as a placebolotherapist.1 Placebolotherapy—the standard by which all other treatments are measured. At least as effective as all types of psychotherapy and all “alternative” healthcare treatments. Treats physical health conditions …

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