Re-visiting the Nocebo Effect

An older article, but nonetheless a good discussion of nocebo effects, sometimes thought of as the “evil twin” of placebo. Notice how the article plays with the idea of what is “real” vs. suggestion/sham/imagined. This real/not real distinction is at the heart of the curative imaginary and one of the interventions we aim make in exploring placebo and nocebo through a feminist/queer/disability lens.

http://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/the-nocebo-effect-how-we-worry-ourselves-sick

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