Commentary: Placebo Effect Commentator David Watts believes in the power of the placebo effect, particularly when a person's fears are involved. He'll prescribe a patient a medication and tell them to stick it in the cabinet and see if it can work its wonders without ever being ingested.
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Commentary: Placebo Effect

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Commentary: Placebo Effect

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Commentator David Watts believes in the power of the placebo effect, particularly when a person's fears are involved. He'll prescribe a patient a medication and tell them to stick it in the cabinet and see if it can work its wonders without ever being ingested.