The dreaded New York Times has the article What if the Placebo Effect Isn’t a Trick?
New research is zeroing in on a biochemical basis for the placebo effect — possibly opening a Pandora’s box for Western medicine.
The subject interests me because I have been taking a placebo for over 25 years, and it seems to be an important part of my mental health. The last time I tried to wean myself off the placebo, it did not work out well. I’ve decided never to try that experiment again.