Great Expectations and the Placebo Effect

ilustration by Marie-Chantale Turgeon

by Don Ingwerson Article first published on Blogcritics When CBS’s 60 Minutes did a story about placebos being as effective as antidepressants, I thought viewers probably raised an eyebrow and listened a little more attentively, because this wasn’t someone’s personal opinion but mainstream media sharing cutting-edge research information from Irving Kirsch, an Associate Director of the Program in Placebo Studies at Harvard. The airing of Continue Reading