Placebo EffectJAMA Aphysical or emotional change occurring after a substance is taken or administered that is not the
result of any special property of the substance. The change may be beneficial, reflecting the expectations
of the patient and, often, the expectations of the person giving the substance.
a change (e.g., a reduction in symptoms) that
is attributable to the treatment process itself as opposed to the therapeutic
value of the agents or therapies used, most likely due to the expectations
of the patient.
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