EFFECT OF PLACEBO ON DEPRESSIONAbstract
Depression is a well defined mood disorder which is characterized by state of disposition of mind and dislike or antipathy to activity that can affect an individual’s thoughts, demeanor, sense of emotional touch and physical well- being. Depressed people may feel mournful, troubled, uneasy in mind, meaningless, helpless and unworthy, experiencing as if having committed an offence. They are easily annoyed and disinclined to rest. It is a very important public health problem which is devastating millions of life all over world and making the scenario very pathetic. Number of the patients is suffering with psycho-somatic disorders where placebo and psycho therapies work well. Efficacy of placebo on depression due to vague reasons and with vague symptoms is significant and wonderful. It comes through exchange of belief and trust between patient and physician. Placebo response can be vividly observed and measured. Therefore, by applying placebo therapy in genuine cases of aforesaid type of depression, one can be saved from side effects of drugs and un-necessary expenditure as well.
Girija Shankar Shukla * and Pramod Kumar Rai
Faculty of Health Sciences, Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology & Sciences-Deemed University, Allahabad, India.
18 June, 2014
28 August, 2014
15 November, 2014
01 February, 2015