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How about using mystical stories as a placebo to help people in difficult situations to cope? But telling them, IT IS A PLACEBO.

What do you think about creating Mystical placebos without deception.
In a recent study patient with IBS, irritable bowel syndrome where given a placebo pill and told: this is a placebo. And it worked! A great percentage felt much better! Researchers at Harvard Medical School’s (HMS) Osher Research Center and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) 2010.
http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2010/12/placebos-work-—-even-without-deception/
What do you think about using mystical stories to help people, telling them there are just stories, not real, but, ask them to "take them"? Wouldn't that be a good way to help fragile people not to get into a sect for example?

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    Feb 3 2012: People put a lot of merit into fabels and stories from the bible to help confirm a belief in god and these stories even manefest themselves as miracles or even disasters in the real world ...
    I think story telling as a form of cognatitive therapy could be effective, I don't know enough about this but I'm sure this is probably a valid method for recovery especially mental health issues like stress and depression.
    But tell a story with a fake happy ending ? could this be dangerous as you will enforce the patients dismissal of a problem... We protect children from pesemistic outcomes but should we do this to adults ?
    • Feb 3 2012: Yes it could probably be dangerous.

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