Several theories have been proposed for the mechanism of the placebo effect.
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Table 11.1 Partial list of conditions in which the placebo effect has been shown to be effective.
ADHD Anxiety Asthma BPH
Chronic fatigue Crohn's disease Depression Epilepsy
Erectile dysfunction Ulcers Headache CHF
Parkinson's Psoriatic arthritis Reflux
Ulcerative colitis Multiple sclerosis
ADHD = attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, BPH = benign prostatic hyperplasia, CHF = congestive heart failure.
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