Neurobiology of the Placebo Effect Part II - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128154168

Neurobiology of the Placebo Effect Part II, Volume 139

1st Edition

Serial Volume Editors: Luana Colloca
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128154168
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 3rd September 2018
Page Count: 506
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Table of Contents

History of placebo effects in medicine

  Damien Finniss

Lumping or Splitting: Towards a Taxonomy of Placebo and Related Effects

  John M. Kelley

Theories and brain mechanisms of placebo analgesia

  Javeria A. Hashmi

Pain modulation: From CPM to placebo and nocebo effects in experimental and clinical pain.

  Serge Marchand

Modulation of the motor system by placebo and nocebo effects.

  Mirta Fiorio

The role of sleep in learning placebo effects

  Florian Chouchou, Gilles Lavigne, Pierre Rainville and Thien Thanh Dang-Vu

Are blue pills better than green? How treatment characteristics modulate the placebo effect

  Karin Meissner and Klaus Linde

Knowledge Gaps in Placebo Research

  Paul Enck and Katja Weimer

The therapeutic value of the relationship in the placebo effect and other healing practices

  Bruce Wampold

Clinical use of placebo effects in patients with pain disorders

  Regine Klinger

The power of labeling in placebo and nocebo effects

  Kate Faasse and Leslie R. Martin

Choose your Words Wisely: The Impact of Message Framing on Patients’ Treatment Preferences and Expectations

  Paul Glare

A review of placebo and active treatment additivity in placebo analgesia

  Matthew J. Coleshill and Ben Colagiuri

Cultivating Placebo to Reduce Pain, Catastrophizing, and Opioid Use

  Beth D. Darnall

Ethics of Placebo Effects

  Marco Annoni

Describing placebo phenomena in medicine

  Roland Denis Sussex

Nocebo responses in brain diseases

  Dimos Mitsikostas

The role of patient-practitioner relationships in placebo and nocebo phenomena

  Maxie Blasini


Neurobiology of the Placebo Effect, Part II, Volume 139, the latest release in the International Review of Neurobiology series, is the second part of a two-volume set that provides the latest placebo studies in clinically relevant models. Specific chapters cover the History of placebo effects in medicine, Lumping or Splitting: Towards a taxonomy of placebo and related effects, Theories and brain mechanisms of placebo analgesia, Pain Modulation: From CPM to placebo and nocebo effects in experimental and clinical pain, Modulation of the motor system by placebo and nocebo effects, and the role of sleep in learning placebo effects, amongst other topics.

Key Features

  • Presents the latest information on placebo studies in clinically relevant models
  • Provides current research and projects on involved brain circuitry and neurotransmitter systems
  • Contains specific chapters on applications


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About the Serial Volume Editors

Luana Colloca Serial Volume Editor

Dr. Luana Colloca is an associate professor at the School of Nursing and School of Medicine, University of Maryland and has extensive experience in the area of pain modulation and placebo effects. Luana received her MD degree from the University of Catanzaro, Medical School and holds both a master degree in Bioethics and a PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Turin in Italy. She completed a post-doc fellowship at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden and a senior research fellowship at the National Institute of Health. Luana's main line of research focuses on how expectations and learning mechanisms shape experience-driven placebo and nocebo effects. The goal of this research is to provide a comprehensive approach to understanding pain modulation and complex functions as such placebo and nocebo effects, incorporating behavioral, pharmacological, functional and psychophysical information directly in humans. The developed approaches are pivotal in translating knowledge about pain modulation from human laboratory settings to patient populations. Luana has authored numerous original articles - well-cited in the biomedical literature and published in journals such as Nature Neuro, JAMA, J Neuro, BMJ, and Pain. Prof. Colloca also co-edited three books for Elsevier, JHP, and Lambert Press respectively on the neurophysiological and translational aspects of the placebo and nocebo effects. Photography Credit: Michael Ciesielski

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Nursing, University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA