Posted by linkadge on March 1, 2006, at 15:31:54
In reply to Re: Yes, posted by FredPotter on February 28, 2006, at 21:31:59
I think fading placebo effect is certainly a component of poop out.
I think the placebo effect is stronger with the first drug you take. When I first took an AD I was so naive. I figured that it was all an exact science and the pill was fixing this medical abnormality. The more I read, the more sceptical I become, and the less I seem to respond to drugs.
Knowledge too, about the dangers and hazzards of a drug, can work in the opposite way to the placebo effect. For it to work, you need to see the drug as a clearly good thing. There can't be any doubt in your mind. The more doubt, the less placebo effect.