Radio Boston (local NPR station) interviews PiPS Director, Ted Kaptchuk, and Arthur Barsky, Director of Psychiatric Research at Brigham and Women’s Hopsital and professor at Harvard Medical School, on ethical and other questions relating to the nocebo effect.
In February 2012, PiPS Director Ted Kaptchuk and PiPS Senior Faculty Arthur Barsky presented at Talks@Twelve, a quarterly lecture given to the Harvard Medical School community. We just received the a link to the video filmed by the Harvard Medical School Communications Office. To watch, click here.
: a harmless substance that when taken by a patient is associated with harmful effects due to negative expectations or the psychological condition of the patient. Origin: Latin, I will be harmful; after placebo.
Last week, Penny Sarchet, a graduate student in the Department of Plant Sciences based at Lincoln College, University of Oxford, won the 2011 Wellcome Trust Science Writing Prize for an essay about the nocebo effect. Read her essay, published in The Guardian, here: