Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Mental medicine

According to an article by Wired magazine, placebos are getting stronger as time passes. Placebos are fake drugs that are tested against real drugs to determine how well a medication works. Often, groups taking a placebo have the same—if not better—results as groups taking the actual drug. This is difficult for pharmaceutical companies and makes it harder for them to create pills and the like. What do I think? I believe that there is a faith factor in how well medication works period—placebo or not. If you don't believe it will work, it might not prove you wrong—in other words, you change whether the medication works or not.

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