PSYCH 515 Week 3 DQ 3
Treating Depression: Is there a placebo effect?Harvard scientist Irving Kirsch, Ph.D. has concluded that the placebo effect accounts for most of the effectiveness of antidepressant medications. A placebo is an inert substance such as a sugar pill.
If you are interested in this issue of antidepressant medication and the placebo effect, you are encouraged to view the embedded video and the article that is linked here. Then, consider engaging your classmates in a scholarly discussion by responding to the questions below. For more information about Dr. Kirsch and his research, please click on his Harvard Profile, which is also linked here.