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The Dark Side of the Placebo Effect
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The Dark Side of the Placebo Effect
Interesting article shared by a nice skeptic I just met today (they really are the most welcoming group of people).

http://www.theatlantic.com/life/archive/...ls/245065/

This relates to the sleep paralysis thread Rev and I had going.
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RE: The Dark Side of the Placebo Effect
Nice catch. Thanks Summer!
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RE: The Dark Side of the Placebo Effect
That is a very interesting article. I think we had a thread a while back where we discussed our nightmares and dreams. I've had these experiences of sleep paralysis combined with nightmares off and all most of my life, beginning, I think, when I was an adolescent. They don't happen often, but when they do, they are usually very frightening. Fortunately, one hasn't killed me yet.
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