Placebo and nocebo effects in physical symptoms
Placebo and nocebo effect have been shown to affect a wide range of physical symptoms: pain, itch, breathlessness.
Placebo and nocebo effects in the immune and endocrine system
Expectancies have been shown to affect not only self-reported outcomes, such as pain and itch, but also physiological markers such as endocrine and immune responses.
Placebo effects in children
Research is often done with adult volunteers. This is also true for research on how placebo and nocebo effects influence medical conditions and symptoms, and wellbeing.
Therapeutic interventions to maximize placebo and minimize nocebo effects
Basic research generates a lot of knowledge on how placebo and nocebo effects work. At IPS we strive to translate this knowledge into feasible and easy to apply clinical applications and therapeutic interventions for people with chronic medical complaints or health conditions.