The definition of Nocebo is "a detrimental effect on health produced by psychological or psycho-sematic factors such as negative expectations of treatment or prognosis."
I want to discuss the power of the doctor's diagnosis over the patient, and the power of the patient over the diagnosis, especially as it relates to cancer treatment.
A few months ago I wrote a blog called Placebo & Nocebo. It has some valuable information on this subject and is worth revisiting.
For more on Nocebo and how it can affect the doctor / patient relationship, watch the video below.
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