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Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: In my monkey mind
The placebo effect is the measurable, observable, or felt improvement in health or behavior not attributable to a medication or invasive treatment that has been administered. The placebo effect is not mind over matter; it is not mind-body medicine. 'The placebo effect' has become a catchall term for a positive change in health not attributable to medication or treatment. As is explained below, the change can be due to many things, such as regression to the mean, spontaneous improvement, reduction of stress, misdiagnosis in the first place, subject expectancy, classical conditioning, etc.
Meds, chemicals, therapy, support groups...if you feel better or more "normal", does it even matter how it happened? The end goal is to decrease anxiety...if it works for you, do it, if not, move on to the next thing?