People reported nearly as much pain relief when they took a placebo that they thought was the real drug as they did when they took the migraine drug while believing it was a fake. Photo: SCMP

Positive thinking a big factor in effectiveness of migraine pills

Study of headache sufferers suggests their expectation of the pain relief a pill will deliver is a big factor in the drug's effectiveness

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People reported nearly as much pain relief when they took a placebo that they thought was the real drug as they did when they took the migraine drug while believing it was a fake. Photo: SCMP
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