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Placebo Response in Human Models of Headache

  • Jakob Møller Hansen
  • Messoud AshinaEmail author
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Part of the Headache book series (HEAD)

Abstract

Human models of migraine are important to better understand the underlying mechanisms of action of potential anti-migraine compounds as well as to explore the pathophysiology of the condition. Like in other interventions, participant expectations, content and delivery of information, and unspecific effects of the intervention may exert a placebo or nocebo effect on the outcomes. However, the recorded placebo responses are modest in human studies for migraine. With the use of an appropriate control intervention, this effect may be mitigated and taken into account. In this chapter all human models of migraine are summarized in relation to the placebo response.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of NeurologyDanish Headache Center, RigshospitaletGlostrupDenmark
  2. 2.Faculty of Health and Medical SciencesUniversity of CopenhagenCopenhagenDenmark

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