Essays Tagged: "Placebo"

It's an analysis on several current empirical studies regarding treatments for children with attention defficite hyperactivity dissorder (ADHA)

r a meta-analysis of studies done which had focused on short-acting methylphenidate compared with a placebo. The researchers included previous studies which met the following conditions: "a placebo co ... chieved by these studies. Even though the results were statistically significant, the length of the placebo-controlled effect was not demonstrated past four weeks.This meta-analysis indicated that mos ...

(7 pages) 124 0 3.7 Mar/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders

Legalization of marijuana; comparison to alcohol and cigarettes

ing diseases today live every day with pain and agony. These patients deal with their ailments with placebo, despite the fact that marijuana has been proven more effective than placebo, and reduces th ...

(2 pages) 91 1 4.1 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

Computers & the Law

of Dewey, Cheatham, & Howe have come to a consensus of the possible legal actions your company, Placebo, may choose to execute. In formulating our review I first had to assess whether a contract w ... order by clicking on the submit button. This affirming action formed the basis of the contract that Placebo currently has with Datamine. With this information at hand, it is possible for you, Placebo, ...

(4 pages) 41 0 3.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

A Personal Anaylisis of the Original Book, Voodoo Science: The Road from Foolishness to Fraud by Robert L. Park

nkle salt, shake rattles, or wear a white coat to make a wicked impression of a doctor. This is the Placebo effect, when you are told a lie that makes your body feel better. When you are sick, stress ... ling you that you would be fine if you followed their instructions. Past doctors have relied on the placebo effect to help a patient. A full-page ad in USA today described a new headline on Vitamin O. ...

(6 pages) 67 1 4.6 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays

A Natural Approach to Migraines

s with none of the side-effects of drugs. The herb feverfew also effectively prevented migraines in placebo-controlled research studies.A migraine is not just a bad headache. It has a characteristi ...

(8 pages) 60 1 3.0 Jul/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Biochemistry

The Placebo Effect Commentary.

The placebo effect is the notion that one is cured or healedas a result of merely seeking the medical ad ... alternative medicine (Brown,1998). There are several ways in which to measure theeffectiveness of a placebo as well as evidence to support thehypothesis, although there is controversy in how to admini ... as well as evidence to support thehypothesis, although there is controversy in how to administerthe placebo.In order to measure the placebo effect one must have aminimum of two separate groups. To eff ...

(2 pages) 41 0 4.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Are you O.K? - A satire on how people ask if you are okay when you clearly are not

tists That Waste Your Tax Dollars on Stuff like Do Goldfish Actually Have a 3 Second Memory and the Placebo Effect. The study showed that, no matter what, this question, even when asked with all the c ... e calling Subject 1 an ambulance by asking if he's OK when he obviously is not is as helpful as the Placebo Effect, but we got our money and now we can get started on more pressing issues."At this tim ...

(1 pages) 19 0 1.0 May/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing


disprove what we was predicted that paxil does help patients recover and cope because it acts as a placebo.Paxils effectivness was vindicated through the placebo effect resulting from using the vitam ... g from using the vitamin tablets. Subjects reported slight change but continued to suffer after the placebo effect wore off. Those using paxil meanwhile

(2 pages) 16 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Placebo Effect

The Mysterious Placebo Effect A patient who has tried just about everything to remove a wart that bothered them wen ... o them were nothing more than just a dye and some water. This is an example of what is known as the placebo effect.A placebo is an inactive substance or a "fake"� surgery or therapy used in an ... surgery or therapy used in an experiment or given to a patient for its possible desired effect. The placebo effect occurs when the placebo, which cannot on its own merit have any affect, does in fact ...

(3 pages) 27 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

Placebo effect

The Placebo Effect The activity I chose to write about was on Dr. Walter A. Brown's article in S ... e activity I chose to write about was on Dr. Walter A. Brown's article in Scientific American about placebos and their effect on the patients. His article described what a placebo is and if it is ethi ... Dr. Brown, who is a psychologist at Brown University, decided to do a study on the effects of a placebo. A placebo is any treatment or drug with no medicinal value that is given to a patient to re ...

(2 pages) 16 0 1.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

"The Power of Price". An analysis of Chapter 10 in Dan Arielys "Predictably Irrational", showing why our minds have a lot of power over how effective our medicine is.

ions can impact how effective it is. Through many experiments Ariely found that more often than not placebos were just as effective as the real thing. The placebo effect is well known. Placebos can ac ... really did anything. This just shows you that a lot of what any medications do is a result of the "placebo effect". It seems like some of us don't really expect anything from modern medicine and as a ...

(5 pages) 20 0 5.0 Feb/2010

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors