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Authors

  1. Schenk, Paul W. PsyD

Overview

Negative reactions to placebo medications-sometimes called "nocebo effects"-are well documented. Similar responses can be induced in suggestible patients when providers use language that tends to increase patients' stress and negative expectations. Several common "language traps" are examined and alternative ways to communicate with patients are suggested.