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Pen & Teller make good use of the placebo effect

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one of P & T's bullsh*t tests to see how far people will believe any old crap! It has the cringe factor of Milgram, you think perhaps you would see through it but actually you know that oh dear, I think I would be taken in.

Ben Goldacre on placebo effect

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A 5 minute clip discussing the efficacy of the placebo effect adn the ethics of placebo research

The Placebo effect and medicine

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I look at this clip for the power of psychological thought on ill health and disease to show how our medical model is flawed as it does not account for the strength of psychological factors in affecting health (ie is ethnocentric in its approach)

BBC - Anti-Depressants work no better than placebos

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Prescribing anti-depressants to the vast majority of patients is futile, as the drugs have little or no impact at all, according to researchers. Almost 50 clinical trials were reviewed by psychologists from the University of Hull who found that new-generation anti-depressants worked no better than a placebo -- a dummy pill -- for mildly depressed patients. Even the trials that suggested some clinical benefit for the most severely depressed patients did not produce convincing evidence.