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Books

Contributed to by Dr. Colloca

The Placebo: A Reader

A thorough collection of classic and contemporary resources about the placebo effect. 

 "The Placebo" is the first book to compile a selection of classic and contemporary published articles on the topic. It is organized into three sections: the nature and significance of the placebo effect, experimental studies of the placebo effect, and ethical issues of placebos in research and in clinical practice. This comprehensive sourcebook will be invaluable to investigators and scholars alike.

ISBN: 978-1421408668

Placebo and Pain: From Bench to Bedside

By presenting and integrating a broad range of research, Placebo and Pain enhances readers’ knowledge about placebo and nocebo effects, reexamines the methodology of clinical trials, and improves the therapeutic approaches for patients suffering from pain.

 

Review for Placebo and Pain: “This ambitious book is the first comprehensive and unified presentation of the placebo and nocebo phenomena in the area of pain. Written by the international leading experts in the field, the book provides an accurate up-to-date [work] on placebo and pain dealing with current perspectives and future challenging issues.”--Ted Kaptchuk, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

ISBN: 978-0123979285

The Many Facets Of The Placebo Effect: From neuronal mechanisms to clinical and ethical implications

The goal of this book is introduce the reader to the nature of the placebo effect through the extraordinary journey of a four year study in Neuroscience.
The first part highlights salient aspects of the placebo effect from history to neurobiological mechanisms. The second part presents the methodologies that have been applied to explore placebo mechanisms in both clinical and experimental settings. The findings are discussed along with the implications of placebo research for medical practice. Overall, the book helps the reader unravel the mysteries of the placebo effect in shaping effective responses to medication and reintroduce the concept of mastery of self-healing processes in daily life.

ISBN: 978-3659103193

Neurobiology of the Placebo Effect Part I, Volume 139 1st Edition

Neurobiology of the Placebo Effect, Part I, Volume 138 in the International Review of Neurobiology series, is the first of two volumes that provide the latest placebo studies in clinically relevant models. This book discusses current research and projects on the involved brain circuitry and neurotransmitter systems such as pharmacological conditioning of the endocrine and immune system, expectancy modulation of opioid neurotransmission, nocebo effects in visceral pain, and conditioning as a higher-order cognitive phenomenon, amongst other topics.

ISBN: 978-0128143254

Neurobiology of the Placebo Effect Part II, Volume 139 1st Edition

Neurobiology of the Placebo Effect, Part II, Volume 138 in the International Review of Neurobiology series, is the second of two volumes that provide the latest placebo studies in clinically relevant models.

ISBN: 978-0128154168

Placebo Effects: Basic Mechanisms and Clinical Applications

The placebo effect is probably the most striking and well known demonstration of
the interaction between psychological and somatic factors. This compendium by
leading experts presents the latest findings on this complex psychobiological process.
It provides insights into the underlying mechanisms and the neurobiological
foundation of the placebo effect and shows how we can now develop principles
for clinical application.

ISBN: 978-0889374638

Placebo Effects Through the Lens of Translational Research

Placebo Effects Through the Lens of Translational Research is an Open Access book integrating current knowledge on placebo research in healthcare to develop comprehensive and adequate strategies for better symptom management and treatment responses. This edited collection features the work of experts in placebo studies, including women, people of color, and international scholars, helping to diversify the existing scholarship in the field. It presents the latest research findings while also considers theoretical aspects of placebo. Together, the chapters in this volume help bridge the gulf between research and ideas in placebo studies and their day-to-day application in clinical practice in order to improve healthcare and health outcomes.

ISBN: 978-0197645444

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