In their article, Tohen et al1 attribute
to me the suggestion that the benefits of placebo have similarities with the
benefits of psychotherapy; they then quote me as saying that both provide
"expectation of improvement, support, and mobilization of hope."
Although I heartily endorse that suggestion, it is not mine. As I make
clear in the article that they cite,2 Jerome
Frank made that suggestion.3 Of less concern
to me, the statement "quoted" from my article,2
which I also endorse, is not actually in there.
Brown WA. A Correction. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2002;59(1):91. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.59.1.91