Comp II Blog for Spring 2018 students of David Hodges
the placebo effect
the placebo effect and antidepressants
the effect of a placebo in place of an antidepressant on people with major depressive disorder
A placebo in place of an antidepressant will help with the treatment of major depressive disorder meanwhile demonstrating a new level of self resiliency in the mind of the one suffering
Taking out the actual active ingredients in the antidepressant pill without subjects being aware may increase the success rate of the pill (in experimentation, of course.)
Once the awareness of self resiliency comes from taking a placebo, people may not have to rely on medicine as much and can focus on therapy and other, maybe more effective, treatments for major depressive disorder.