The Placebo Effect; Fact or Fiction
Dr Martyn Green
Dr Green is a Family Physician, with special interests in psychotherapy and pain management. A patient of Dr Green made us aware of his interest in the placebo effect; so here he is! He uses hypnotherapy and psycho linguistic programming in his practice – so there will be plenty to talk about.
We do know the placebo effect is real and that it is sensitive to the ‘dose’ effect. Twice as much placebo is better than just one dose! So what is going on? Does it matter if the patient ‘knows’ they have been given placebo rather than prescribed pharmaceuticals? Can the self reports of patients be relied on when it comes to efficacy? Does it work if you are waiting for a liver transplant?!
The Redbrick Hotel
Cnr Annerley and Stephens Rd South Brisbane
Monday 24th June 2013
6pm dinner 7:30pm meeting
You can review Dr Green’s book The Maze Within at:
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To avoid Skeptical saturation, this months official meet up is shifted to next week, Tuesday 11/06/2013. Same bat time, same bat place.
If you do want to get out on Tuesday night (3rd), I will be going to Cafe Scientifique: Back to Blue…? Imagine the future of the Brisbane river at River Bend Books.