The Benefits Of Placebos

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What do you guys think about the question posed on page 257, "What about using placebos in studies of serious illnesses like depression? Treatments for it are known to be effective, though imperfect. There is little doubt that the most powerful way to show a drug's efficacy and safety is to assign patients at random to the drug or a placebo. But depressed patient who get a placebo may not improve; they may get worse and even become suicidal" (257-258). This is a sticky situation, but I believe that placebos should still continued to be given. The patient's are aware of the consequences and the fact that they may receive a placebo. Being apart of the study, given the medicine or placebo, will help the research in anyway. Resources should be
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