TIL the nocebo effect is the opposite of the placebo effect. Nocebo describes a situation where a negative outcome occurs due to a belief that the intervention will cause harm.

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nocebo

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  1. See: people who hyperventilate themselves into a panic over wearing a mask because they (incorrectly) believe it’ll restrict their oxygen intake.

    The resulting dizziness is from the hyperventilating, not the mask, but they take it as “proof”. 🙄

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