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Verywell Health Quotes Dr. Williams: Study: Placebo Effect May Play a Role in Effectiveness of CBD


Using CBD as a pain reliever may not actually reduce your pain intensity, but it might make it feel less unpleasant, according to researchers.

A small study by researchers at Syracuse University suggests that the placebo effect may play a role in cannabidiol's (CBD) ability to provide relief for chronic pain.

The researchers recruited 15 participants, who were compensated for their involvement, to participate in four experimental sessions. The participants were randomly assigned either CBD or a placebo and received information about the substances they were given. In some cases, participants were told they were given CBD when they actually received a placebo and vice versa. The study was published in the Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology journal in April.

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