“Placebo Therapy as an Ethical Alternative”

In March 2012, PiPS Associate Director Irving Kirsch, presented a plenary address at the 2012 Integrative Medicine & Health Congress in Portland, OR. The talk, “Placebo Therapy as an Ethical Alternative,” outlines Dr. Kirsch’s research of the placebo effect in depression and his suggestions for how these findings might transform health care. For a video of the lecture and slides, click here.

60 MINUTES | Treating Depression: Is there a placebo effect?

PiPS Associate Director Irving Kirsch discusses the placebo effect with Lesley Stahl on 60 Minutes this past Sunday.

Click here for the video, transcript and the “60 Minutes Overtime” show.

PiPS to be on 60 Minutes Sunday 2/19/12 7pm

PiPS Associate Director Irving Kirsch and his work examining the role of the placebo response in antidepressants will be featured on 60 Minutes this coming Sunday (February 19) at 7pm. For the preview of Irving’s conversation with Lesley Stahl and viewing information, click here.

Fall 2011-Winter 2012! Placebo Studies Seminar Series

Photo credit: e-magic

Placebo Effect in Asthma

Michael Wechsler, MD, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, BWH, HMS
Ted Kaptchuk, Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, BIDMC, HMS

Thursday, November 10, 2011 4pm

Non‐Specific Effects in Pain Medicine

Robert Jamison, PhD, Chief Psychologist, Pain Management Center, BWH, HMS

Thursday, December 15, 2011 4pm

Dana 535, BIDMC

Factors Influencing the Placebo Response in Depression

Maurizio Fava, MD, Slater Family Professor of Psychiatry and Executive Vice Chair of Psychiatry, MGH, HMS

Thursday, January 26, 2012 4pm

Kirstein Living Room, BIDMC

For information call 617-945-7827

Sponsored by the Program in Placebo Studies and the Therapeutic Encounter, the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, MGH, the Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, BIDMC, and the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, HMS.