Psychophysiology – Placebo Effect

Description The purpose of this assignment is to describe the placebo effect and consider an integration perspective; After reviewing this week’s learning materials, address the following three prompts. Be sure to include numbers (1, 2, 3) to organize your post. 1) What is the placebo effect? Explain what role it plays in randomized controlled trials for psychotropic medication. Why might a patient’s symptoms improve when he/she believes they are receiving an effective treatment? 2) From a Christian perspective, discuss a biblical example of when someone’s faith or belief helped bring about healing. Include scripture as a support for your example. 3) Do you believe there is an overlap between the power of belief alluded to with the placebo effect and the power of faith presented in the bible? Why or why not?