Sunday, August 12, 2012

Influence of Suggestion on Effective Medicine

It is true that the facts associated with psychological relationships, suggestions to the treatment of disease. The efficacy of medicine is also influenced suggestibility of the patient. Is it true that embedded in the subconscious influence of suggestion on effective medicine.

There are some patients who feel better after taking a certain medicine even though the drug does not work. The condition is also called the "placebo effect".
Conversely, there are also patients who have symptoms and side effects medicine simply because they were informed of the possibility of drug side effects.This is called the "nocebo effect".
hat's why health officials are advised to choose the right words when talking to patients.

"It's not just because of the power of negative words used by doctors and nurses, but also the power of negative thoughts and fears of patients," said Dr.Winfried Hauser, professor of medicine psikosomatk candidates from Germany.

Hauser examines the "nocebo effect" was to include 50 patients suffering from back pain. They were randomly divided into two groups. The first group was told that the test be performed stretching can improve their back pain.

Meanwhile a second group was told that the tests to be performed no side effects. It turns out that the group complained about the side effects of pain and poor test results.

The study also showed that people who think they are given drugs that have side effects, although not actually exist, feel the side effects.

Patients are highly susceptible to negative suggestion, especially patients in a rather severe conditions such as patients who will be operating, serious illness, or accident victims.

"People who are in extreme situations are usually located in a natural trance state so highly suggestible," the researchers wrote in the journal Deutsches Arzteblatt International.

That's what prompted health officials to be more careful in choosing the sentence as asserting a condition to the patient. Additionally Hauser argues that the patient may not need too much information about the negative things that might happen.
"Should the amount of negative information is reduced," he said.