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Placebo and nocebo effects on itch: effects, mechanisms, and predictors.
Eur J Pain. 2016 Jan; 20(1):8-13.EJ

Abstract

Placebo and nocebo effects have been extensively studied in the field of pain and more recently also on itch. In accordance with placebo research on pain, expectancy learning via verbal suggestion or conditioning has shown to induce placebo and nocebo effects on itch, in which the combination of both procedures seems most promising. Moreover, itch can also be transferred 'contagiously' in which suggestion and social behavioural learning seem to play a role. With regard to predictors of placebo and nocebo responding on itch and contagious itch, preliminary evidence suggests a role for individual psychological characteristics and personality traits regarding negative outcome expectancies. Although findings on placebo and nocebo effects on itch seem comparable to pain, we have only just begun to understand the underlying mechanisms and predictors of placebo and nocebo effects on itch.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Unit Health, Medical and Neuropsychology, Institute of Psychology, Leiden University, Leiden, the Netherlands. Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition (LIBC), Leiden University, Leiden, the Netherlands.Unit Health, Medical and Neuropsychology, Institute of Psychology, Leiden University, Leiden, the Netherlands. Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition (LIBC), Leiden University, Leiden, the Netherlands.Department of Dermatology, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, the Netherlands.Unit Health, Medical and Neuropsychology, Institute of Psychology, Leiden University, Leiden, the Netherlands. Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition (LIBC), Leiden University, Leiden, the Netherlands. Department of Medical Psychology, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

26417885

Citation

Bartels, Danielle J P., et al. "Placebo and Nocebo Effects On Itch: Effects, Mechanisms, and Predictors." European Journal of Pain (London, England), vol. 20, no. 1, 2016, pp. 8-13.
Bartels DJ, van Laarhoven AI, van de Kerkhof PC, et al. Placebo and nocebo effects on itch: effects, mechanisms, and predictors. Eur J Pain. 2016;20(1):8-13.
Bartels, D. J., van Laarhoven, A. I., van de Kerkhof, P. C., & Evers, A. W. (2016). Placebo and nocebo effects on itch: effects, mechanisms, and predictors. European Journal of Pain (London, England), 20(1), 8-13. https://doi.org/10.1002/ejp.750
Bartels DJ, et al. Placebo and Nocebo Effects On Itch: Effects, Mechanisms, and Predictors. Eur J Pain. 2016;20(1):8-13. PubMed PMID: 26417885.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Placebo and nocebo effects on itch: effects, mechanisms, and predictors. AU - Bartels,Danielle J P, AU - van Laarhoven,Antoinette I M, AU - van de Kerkhof,Peter C M, AU - Evers,Andrea W M, Y1 - 2015/09/28/ PY - 2015/06/10/accepted PY - 2015/9/30/entrez PY - 2015/9/30/pubmed PY - 2016/8/30/medline SP - 8 EP - 13 JF - European journal of pain (London, England) JO - Eur J Pain VL - 20 IS - 1 N2 - Placebo and nocebo effects have been extensively studied in the field of pain and more recently also on itch. In accordance with placebo research on pain, expectancy learning via verbal suggestion or conditioning has shown to induce placebo and nocebo effects on itch, in which the combination of both procedures seems most promising. Moreover, itch can also be transferred 'contagiously' in which suggestion and social behavioural learning seem to play a role. With regard to predictors of placebo and nocebo responding on itch and contagious itch, preliminary evidence suggests a role for individual psychological characteristics and personality traits regarding negative outcome expectancies. Although findings on placebo and nocebo effects on itch seem comparable to pain, we have only just begun to understand the underlying mechanisms and predictors of placebo and nocebo effects on itch. SN - 1532-2149 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/26417885/Placebo_and_nocebo_effects_on_itch:_effects_mechanisms_and_predictors_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1002/ejp.750 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -