Therapeutic interventions to maximize placebo and minimize nocebo effects

Basic research generates a lot of knowledge on how placebo and nocebo effects work. At IPS we strive to translate this knowledge into feasible and easy to apply clinical applications and therapeutic interventions for people with chronic medical complaints or health conditions. A running theme in our work is to test new interventions based on placebo and nocebo mechanisms, and to develop recommendations for the clinic, for instance on how to prevent nocebo effects.