May 20, 2008

The Placebo Effect

This really isn't intended to be a post about placebos, but for those not familiar with the term, the "placebo effect" refers to the effect of inert medicine (think sugar pill) or ineffective therapy.

Well, the only reason I could feel as good as I am right now is not because of medicine. Instead it is the prospect of treatment that has me feeling better. Relief at the increasing possibility that the light at the end of the tunnel is really a way out and not just an oncoming train.