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Placebo mechanisms in depression: An experimental investigation of the impact of expectations on sadness in female participants.

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Summary of "Placebo mechanisms in depression: An experimental investigation of the impact of expectations on sadness in female participants."

We aimed to examine whether drug-associated expectations have an impact on the experience of sadness. We hypothesized that participants who received an active placebo nasal spray (but were told that it was an antidepressant that would protect them from experiencing negative emotions) would become less sad than the control groups.

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Name: Journal of affective disorders
ISSN: 1573-2517
Pages: 658-667

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