The Power Of The Placebo


Episode of September 1, 2014

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Placebos are remarkable. They can come in all shapes and sizes and they have been shown to help treat pain, depression and even alleviate some of the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. But far from being a wonder drug, they contain nothing at all. This documentary introduces the scientists who are trying to find out why. From the man who has performed fake operations to alleviate back pain to the scientist studying the effect of fake oxygen on physical performance, placebos have been shown to ca...