Search for dissertations about: "Placebo Effect"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 238 swedish dissertations containing the words Placebo Effect.

  1. 1. Mind really does matter : The Neurobiology of Placebo-induced Anxiety Relief in Social Anxiety Disorder

    Author : Vanda Faria; Tomas Furmark; Mats Fredrikson; Predrag Petrovic; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : Placebo effect; anxiolysis; SAD; PET; TPH2 G-703T polymorphism; SSRIs; amygdala subregions; prefrontal cortex.; Psychology; Psykologi;

    Abstract : The placebo effect, a beneficial effect attributable to a treatment containing no specific properties for the condition being treated, has been demonstrated in a variety of medical conditions. This thesis includes four studies aimed at increasing our knowledge on the neurobiology of placebo. READ MORE

  2. 2. Bending and Mending the Neurosignature : Elicting the Relaxation Response with help of Flotation-REST ( Restricted Environmental Stimulation Technique) in Patients with Stress Related Pain

    Author : Sven-Åke Bood; Torsten Norlander; Gun Nordström; Lars-Gösta Dahlöf; Karlstads universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Burn-out; flotation-REST; pain; prolactin; relaxation response; stress; attention; depression; placebo.; Psychology; Psykologi; Psykologi; Psychology;

    Abstract : Abstract. The overarching purpose of the current thesis was to assess the long term effects of a documented treatment program involving flotation-REST for the experience of pain, from the point of view of variables connected with Melzack´s neuromatrix theory, and to examine the extent of a potential attention-placebo effect in connection with flotation-REST. READ MORE

  3. 3. Theoretical and empirical aspects of the assessment and practice of alternative medicine

    Author : Niels Lynöe; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; alternative medicine; placebo effect; technology assessment; non- scientific treatment; professional ethics; layman’s perspective;

    Abstract : The main purpose of this dissertation is to elucidate the problem of assessing and providing alternative medical technologies. The purpose is divisible into three parts:To investigate the bases of assessment for the acceptance of an alternative medical technology; 2. READ MORE

  4. 4. Nausea and vomiting in patients receiving acupuncture, sham acupuncture or standard care during radiotherapy

    Author : Anna Enblom; Sussanne Börjeson; Gunnar Steineck; Mats Hammar; Elisabet Stener-Victorin; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : Acupuncture; Cancer; Emesis; Placebo; Radiotherapy; MEDICINE; MEDICIN;

    Abstract : Background and aim: Many patients with cancer experience emesis (nausea and vomiting) during radiotherapy. The overall aim of this thesis was to improve the situation for patients with risk for emesis during radiotherapy, by evaluating emesis in patients receiving verum (genuine) acupuncture, sham (simulated) acupuncture or standard care during radiotherapy. READ MORE

  5. 5. Essays on the Evaluation of Public Policies

    Author : Michihito Ando; Matz Dahlberg; Che-Yuan Liang; David Neumark; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Local income growth; Local employment; Nuclear power facilities; Synthetic control method; Quantitative case study; Regression kink design; Endogenous treatment; Intergovernmental grants; Flypaper effect; Treatment effect heterogeneity; Instrumental variable; Oral health; Dentures; Price elasticity; Regression discontinuity design; Cost sharing; Randomization test; Economics; Nationalekonomi;

    Abstract : This thesis consists of four self-contained papers.Essay 1: This paper uses the synthetic control (SC) method to examine how the establishment of Nuclear Power Facilities (NPFs) in Japan in the 1970s and 1980s has affected local per capita income levels in the municipalities in which they were located (NPF municipalities). READ MORE