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Posted by Josh Gibson, M.D. on Tuesday, December 5, 2017,

What makes treatment work? How much is about who the provider is and how much is about what the provider does? Research into psychotherapy, much of it from the University of Pennsylvania, suggests that much more than you’d expect beneficial change comes from the therapeutic relationship more than the method of treatment.

In medical school, doctors learn about the power of placebo. Research has yet to fully elucidate the exact mechanism of the placebo effect, though core cognitive p...

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