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  •  good questions, good answers (1+ / 0-)
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    jplanner

    Unless you are an expert on placebos, I'd suggest you trust the  country's expert in the subject at harvard university, or do a little more reading.

    placebo effect does not wear off over time, and it does have a real and positive effect, FOR SOME PEOPLE, like 1/3.

    you are right that some people have a type of depression that a placebo won't help.  those appear to be the same people that anti-depressants don't work.

    everybody that is depressed has "real" depression, and yes, placebo can relieve the symptoms of depression indefinitely.

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