That's even worse, because then your intaking medications your body doesn't need and increases the chances of side-effects or even worse...... that was my original concern..... sure wasting your money on something that doesn't work is one thing.... but wasting your money on something that could cause more harm due to being an actual drug isn't any better.
Take Oxycotton and Dilotteds (sp) here in the Maritimes.... the Valley area in paticular. Many idiot doctors wouldn't look at the symtoms and problems someone was having and they just wrote Px of these things left and right like they were candy...... now it's a big issue because a crap load of people are now addicted to them and are buying them off the streets. A few Doctors got in some serious crap over it..... but the problem still isn't solved.
Or they could do a better service by being professional and telling them straight up that there is nothing wrong with them and wasting their money on something won't do any good, and may make things worse if the doctor missed something and Px'd something that makes it worse (esspecially if they don't think anything is wrong but there is.)
Fake alcohol makes you drunk
Simply the belief that you are drinking alcohol can impair judgement and dent memory, say researchers.
According to Seema Assefi and Maryanne Garry, two psychologists at Victoria University in New Zealand, memory can be affected by an alcohol placebo.
Tests showed that participants in an experiment who were told they were drinking vodka, but were not, were more swayed by misleading information and more certain their memory was correct than those who were told they were drinking tonic water.
Dr Garry says the research has given new insights into how human memory works and how both social and non-social influences can affect a person's recall of events.
'What we have done is that we have made people's memory worse by telling them that they were intoxicated even though they had drunken nothing stronger than plain flat tonic water with limes,' he adds.
Thinking yourself tipsy
For the study, 148 students were split into two groups, half being told they were getting vodka and tonic and the rest told they were getting just tonic. In reality, all were getting just plain tonic.
The research was carried out in a bar-like room equipped with bartenders, vodka bottles, tonic bottles, and glasses.
Flat tonic water was poured from sealed vodka bottles to appear genuine. The deception was completed by ******* glasses with limes dunked in vodka.
After consuming their drinks, the students watched a sequence of slides depicting a crime. They also read a summary of the crime that contained misleading information.
'We found people who thought they were intoxicated were more suggestible and made worse eyewitnesses compared with those who thought they were sober,' Seema Assefi says.
'In fact the 'vodka and tonic' students acted drunk, some even showing physical signs of intoxication,' she adds.
When told, the sober students reacted with disbelief.
'When students were told the true nature of the experiment at the completion of the study, many were amazed that they had only received plain tonic, insisting that they had felt drunk at the time,' she comments.
Dr Garry concludes: 'It showed that even thinking you've been drinking affects your behaviour.
'Even on plain tonic water, the male students flirted with Seema as she conducted the experiment and the girls giggled a lot.'
The serious point behind the research is that it demonstrates that memory is not just about filing away information like a computer does. It is what we use to understand and remember events in a social setting, such as witnessing a crime.
The research is published in Psychological Science, published by the American Psychological Association.
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Fake medicine can make you feel well too. This is the most important aspect of new age, alternative medicine and faith healing. It works because people think it works. It is a placebo.