I wonder if #psychiatrists are the only people allowed to prescribe #placebos in ...

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I wonder if #psychiatrists are the only people allowed to prescribe #placebos in the #UnitedStates.

It builds a case for #WitchDoctors having some success w/their clients 😊

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2079643-tap-the-placebo-effect-to-unlock-your-bodys-healing-powers/

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πŸ€”πŸ€” I can imagine my late dad referring to "imaginary invalid" .. The mind can be truly powerful πŸ˜‰πŸ‘πŸΌ

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What is an "Imaginary Invalid" ?

It's when someone imagines an ailment that doesn't exist. Well, simply put, someone thinks he's sick but really isn't. It's all in his mind πŸ˜‘πŸ˜‘

Watching it now! :)

I am not a lawyer but I am pretty sure only licensed medical professionals can issue a prescription under California law. Therefore, by definition writing any prescription for anything to be filled by a pharmacist without a license is unlawful. It should at least be fraud.

I think physicians can do it too if they think the problem is psychosomatic.

Ah, cool, yeah.. I think I remember hearing about that too!