At the weekend
I found an interesting article of the placebo effect in the
treatment of depression in Finnish.
It’s based on Irving Kirsch’s work.
“Kirsch’s response expectancy theory is based on the idea that
what people experience depends partly on what they expect to experience.”
“His first meta-analysis was aimed at assessing the size of the placebo effect in the treatment of depression.
The results not only showed a sizable placebo effect,
but also indicated that the drug effect was surprisingly small.
This led Kirsch to shift his interest to evaluating the antidepressant drug effect.”
Read more in Wikipedia/Irving Kirsch
Interesting how WHO
puts medication first:
“Most cases of depression can be treated with medication or psychotherapy.”
Antidepressant drugs – easier solution than people helping people?
This morning I found a TED video and a blog by Neil Pasricha.
Why Neil’s blog “1000 awesome things” has got
more than 25.387,760 hits?
Why is his blog so popular?
Have we lost our inner child? to enjoy small things in life?