Tuesday, October 27, 2015
The nocebo effect.... is wrong
Does electromagnetic hypersensitivity originate from nocebo responses? Indications from a qualitative study
by Mael Dieudonne, Centre Max Weber and Universite Lumiere, Lyon 2, Lyon, France
“Overall, symptoms appear before subjects start questioning effects of EMF on their health, which is not consistent with the hypothesis that IEI-EMF originates from nocebo responses to perceived EMF exposure.”
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From Dariusz Leszczynski
Electromagnetic hyper-sensitivity and nocebo: What was first – “the chicken or the egg”?
The answer is – no. It appears that people first get health symptoms and, looking for the cause, find out that EMF exposures might be the triggering event. It is a self-diagnosis, ant that is why it is only an anecdotal evidence of causality. However, this study dismisses a notion that the EHS would be purely psychological/psychiatric ailment, caused by just worries about EMF exposures.