The Placebo Effect Helps the Mind Heal Depression

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How is it that the mind can heal depression through the placebo effect? Placebo is a meaningless treatment that is presented as the real thing, but it can be almost as effective as antidepressants that have been on the market for years. I can’t know for sure, but I suspect that my brief recovery after taking my first antidepressant (Prozac) could have been a placebo response. The turnaround in my life was complete and immediate. […] Read the rest»