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Deception as treatment: the case of depression
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    Deception is not the basis of good health

    As somebody who has been lied to by doctors in the past, albeit not about psychiatric drugs, this article makes my heart sink. Two weasel phrases especially shriek out:

    'The potential problem with placebos is that they may involve deception.' The level of self deception in this statement is glaringly obvious. Placebos involve deception. Parents and carers at times allow themselves to lie to their children about medi...

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