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Table of Contents.
1: Historical Aspects of Placebo Analgesia.
2: Neurochemistry of Placebo Analgesia: Opioids, Cannabinoids and Cholecystokinin.
3: Placebo Analgesia in Rodents.
4: Molecular Mechanisms of Placebo Responses in Humans.
5: How does EEG Contribute to Our Understanding of the Placebo Response? Insights from the Perspective of Bayesian Inference.
6: Spinal Mechanisms of Placebo Analgesia and Nocebo Hyperalgesia: Descending Inhibitory and Facilitatory Influences.
7: Spinal and Supraspinal Mechanisms of Placebo Analgesia.
8: Positive and Negative Emotions and Placebo Analgesia.
9: Placing Placebo in Normal Brain Function with Neuroimaging.
10: Brain Predictors of Individual Differences in Placebo Responding.
11: Placebo Responses, Antagonistic Responses, and Homeostasis.
12: Placebo Analgesia, Nocebo Hyperalgesia, and Acupuncture.
13: The Relevance of Placebo and Nocebo Mechanisms for Analgesic Treatments.
14: How Placebo Responses are Formed: From Bench to Bedside.
15: Methodologic Aspects of Placebo Research.
16: Balanced Placebo Design, Active Placebos, and Other Design Features for Identifying, Minimizing and Characterizing the Placebo Response.
17: Psychological Processes that can Bias Responses to Placebo Treatment for Pain.
18: Against ‘Placebo.’ The Case for Changing our Language, and for the Meaning Response.
19: Placebo Effects in Complementary and Alternative Medicine: The Self-Healing Response.
20: Conceptualizations and Magnitudes of Placebo Analgesia Effects Across Meta-Analyses and Experimental Studies.
21: The Contribution of Desire, Expectation, and Reduced Negative Emotions to Placebo Anti-Hyperalgesia in Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
22: The Wound that Heals: Placebo, Pain and Surgery.
23: What are the Best Placebo Interventions for the Treatment of Pain?.
24: How Communication between Clinicians and Patients may Impact Pain Perception.
25: Nocebos in Daily Clinical Practice: The Potential Side Effects of the Treatment Context and the Patient–Doctor Interaction on Pain in Clinical Populations.
26: The Potential of the Analgesic Placebo Effect in Clinical Practice – Recommendations for Pain Management.
27: Placebo and Nocebo: Ethical Challenges and Solutions.