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The Placebo Response in Psychiatric Disorders

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Columbia Psychiatry NYSPI

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Todays speakers are Steven Roose, M.D. Director of Late Life Depression Research Clinic and Bret Rutherford, MD Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry


1. Placebo response has many sources in clinical trials for psychiatric disorders, and we will describe each of these sources before moving on to discuss how they interact and combine to form the observed placebo response.

2. Some, but not all, sources of placebo response have significant implications for the treatment of patients with psychiatric disorders, and we will discuss these with future directions for research.

3. Interesting similarities and differences in placebo response occur between psychiatric disorders, which can be informative about both the mechanisms of action of placebo response as well as the pathophysiology of the disorder in question

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To read Dr. Rutherford's recently published paper on the role of patient expectancy of Placebo and Nocebo effects in antideressant trials  


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