Placebo and pain

William Caldwell, Karina Gritsenko

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Placebos and their effects have been described in medical literature for at least two centuries, but the complex neurological mechanisms responsible for it are still unknown.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPain Medicine
Subtitle of host publicationAn Essential Review
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9783319431338
ISBN (Print)9783319431314
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2017



  • Endorphins
  • Nocebo effect
  • Placebo effect
  • Regression to the mean

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

Cite this

Caldwell, W., & Gritsenko, K. (2017). Placebo and pain. In Pain Medicine: An Essential Review (pp. 89-90). Springer International Publishing.