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An article about the nocebo effect and psychogenic illness:


You may not worry about jadu toona these days, or evil old Tantric babas mumbling their maranam mantras at us, but your doctor might still be able to kill you with his words.


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Interesting. This psychological tool has been used by men of all civilisations for thousands of years...

One could argue, that a variant of this (placebo effect) could be the change that enters ones life when one takes any type of intitiation/makes a promise to enter a religious school/way of life....

Same way, a nocebo effect could be said to present when a devotee 'sins' and falls into a depression due to him thinking he has fallen from grace...

Self fulfilling prophecies are another interesting take on this subject...

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