There is no ‘Placebo Effect’ in therapy

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Whoever decided that therapy should have scientific evidence had good intentions. They didn’t see that the word ‘science’ had gotten itself attached to anything with a p-value.

Just as Serotonin was crystallized as the molecule of wellbeing and ‘Dopamine release’ is shorthand for any kind of short term pleasure, ‘compared to placebo ’ keeps up the conceit that we are participating in The Science…



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