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Letters to the Editor
January 2002

A Correction

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2002;59(1):91. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.59.1.91

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.

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