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Placebos work on emotional pain just as well. Psychiatrist Andrew Leuchter of the University of California at Los Angeles reported in the January 2002 American Journal of Psychiatry that while "antidepressant" placebos created brain changes that were different than those brought about by actual antidepressants and took longer to manifest (two weeks instead of two days), they appeared to be alternate pathways to clinical improvement.
It may be time to drop the condescension of thinking that some effects are "all in the mind," as if that means they aren't genuine.
Antidepressants: Public Library of Science Medicine 5, no. 2 (February 26, 2008).
Grad Schools: Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training 44, no. 4 (December 2007): 392-96.
Cancer Support Groups: Psychological Bulletin 133, no. 3 (May 2007): 367-94. Intuition: Journal of Psychotherapy Integration 15, no. 1 (March 2005): 19-47; Journal of Vision 7, no. 7, article 6 (2007): 1-14.
Homosexuality: Developmental Psychology 44, no. 1 (January 2008): 46-58.
Mediation: Family Court Review 46, no. 1 (January 2008): 105-24.
Placebo: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 105, no. 3 (January 22, 2008): 1050-54; Science 303, no. 5661 (February 20, 2004): 1162-67.