Irving Kirsch

Summary

Affiliation: University of Plymouth
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Placebo psychotherapy: synonym or oxymoron?
    Irving Kirsch
    Faculty of Health and Social Work, University of Plymouth, UK
    J Clin Psychol 61:791-803. 2005
  2. doi request reprint Consistency of the placebo effect
    Ben Whalley
    School of Psychology, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, UK
    J Psychosom Res 64:537-41. 2008
  3. pmc Components of placebo effect: randomised controlled trial in patients with irritable bowel syndrome
    Ted J Kaptchuk
    Osher Research Center, Harvard Medical School, 401 Park Drive, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    BMJ 336:999-1003. 2008
  4. doi request reprint Do "placebo responders" exist?
    Ted J Kaptchuk
    Osher Research Center, Harvard Medical School, 401 Park Drive, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Contemp Clin Trials 29:587-95. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint Placebo analgesia: findings from brain imaging studies and emerging hypotheses
    Jian Kong
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, MA, USA
    Rev Neurosci 18:173-90. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Clinical trials and the response rate illusion
    Irving Kirsch
    Psychology, University of Hull, Hull HU6 7RX, United Kingdom
    Contemp Clin Trials 28:348-51. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Investigating placebo effects in irritable bowel syndrome: a novel research design
    Lisa A Conboy
    Osher Institute, Division for Research and Education in Complementary and Integrative Therapies, Harvard Medical School, 401 Park Drive, Suite 22A, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Contemp Clin Trials 27:123-34. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Brain activity associated with expectancy-enhanced placebo analgesia as measured by functional magnetic resonance imaging
    Jian Kong
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, Massachusetts 02129, USA
    J Neurosci 26:381-8. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Conditioning, expectancy, and the placebo effect: comment on Stewart-Williams and Podd (2004)
    Irving Kirsch
    Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269 1020, USA
    Psychol Bull 130:341-3; discussion 344-5. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint National Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association consensus statement on the use of placebo in clinical trials of mood disorders
    Dennis S Charney
    Division of Intramural Research Programs, National Institute of Mental Health, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 59:262-70. 2002

Collaborators

  • Ted Kaptchuk
  • Neal D Ryan
  • F G Miller
  • B Geller
  • AUGUSTUS RUSH
  • Jian Kong
  • Alan Schatzberg
  • David J Kupfer
  • M E Hyland
  • Ben Whalley
  • Lisa A Conboy
  • Dennis S Charney
  • Eric E Jacobson
  • Rachel H Wasserman
  • Anthony J Lembo
  • Roger B Davis
  • Min Park
  • Catherine E Kerr
  • Louis Lasagna
  • Anna T R Legedza
  • Elizabeth B Morey
  • Andrea L Rivers
  • Bong Hyun Nam
  • Charles L Bowden
  • Susan Solomon
  • Mildred M Reynolds
  • Jerrold F Rosenbaum
  • K Ranga R Krishnan
  • Herbert Pardes
  • Ned H Kalin
  • Jack M Gorman
  • Lydia Lewis
  • Robert W Makuch
  • Eugene M Laska
  • Michael Borenstein
  • David R Rubinow
  • Sally K Laden
  • Dwight L Evans
  • Paul E Keck
  • Laura Roberts
  • Robert Post
  • Graham J Emslie
  • Jay Herson
  • Donald L Rosenstein
  • Charles B Nemeroff
  • Arthur Caplan
  • Gary S Sachs
  • Lenore E Grabowski

Detail Information

Publications10

  1. ncbi request reprint Placebo psychotherapy: synonym or oxymoron?
    Irving Kirsch
    Faculty of Health and Social Work, University of Plymouth, UK
    J Clin Psychol 61:791-803. 2005
    ..The idea of evaluating the efficacy of psychotherapy by controlling for nonspecific or placebo factors is based on a flawed analogy and should be abandoned...
  2. doi request reprint Consistency of the placebo effect
    Ben Whalley
    School of Psychology, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, UK
    J Psychosom Res 64:537-41. 2008
    ..For prediction to be possible, the response to placebo must be reliable. We tested the consistency of the placebo effect by assessing the response to four trials of placebo analgesic treatment...
  3. pmc Components of placebo effect: randomised controlled trial in patients with irritable bowel syndrome
    Ted J Kaptchuk
    Osher Research Center, Harvard Medical School, 401 Park Drive, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    BMJ 336:999-1003. 2008
    ..To assess the relative magnitude of these components...
  4. doi request reprint Do "placebo responders" exist?
    Ted J Kaptchuk
    Osher Research Center, Harvard Medical School, 401 Park Drive, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Contemp Clin Trials 29:587-95. 2008
    ..Finally, this paper proposes one model to rigorously investigate the stability of placebo responses...
  5. ncbi request reprint Placebo analgesia: findings from brain imaging studies and emerging hypotheses
    Jian Kong
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, MA, USA
    Rev Neurosci 18:173-90. 2007
    ..The literature suggests that multiple brain regions, including the anterior cingulate cortex, anterior insula, prefrontal cortex and periaqueductal grey, play a pivotal role in these processes...
  6. ncbi request reprint Clinical trials and the response rate illusion
    Irving Kirsch
    Psychology, University of Hull, Hull HU6 7RX, United Kingdom
    Contemp Clin Trials 28:348-51. 2007
    ..Response rates based on continuous data do not add information, and they can create an illusion of clinical effectiveness...
  7. ncbi request reprint Investigating placebo effects in irritable bowel syndrome: a novel research design
    Lisa A Conboy
    Osher Institute, Division for Research and Education in Complementary and Integrative Therapies, Harvard Medical School, 401 Park Drive, Suite 22A, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Contemp Clin Trials 27:123-34. 2006
    ..quot; The trial also uses an innovative combination of quantitative and qualitative methods...
  8. ncbi request reprint Brain activity associated with expectancy-enhanced placebo analgesia as measured by functional magnetic resonance imaging
    Jian Kong
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, Massachusetts 02129, USA
    J Neurosci 26:381-8. 2006
    ..Our results suggest that placebo analgesia may be configured through multiple brain pathways and mechanisms...
  9. ncbi request reprint Conditioning, expectancy, and the placebo effect: comment on Stewart-Williams and Podd (2004)
    Irving Kirsch
    Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269 1020, USA
    Psychol Bull 130:341-3; discussion 344-5. 2004
    ..Thus, the higher up the phylogenetic scale, the smaller the role of nonconscious conditioning processes and the larger the role of cognition...
  10. ncbi request reprint National Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association consensus statement on the use of placebo in clinical trials of mood disorders
    Dennis S Charney
    Division of Intramural Research Programs, National Institute of Mental Health, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 59:262-70. 2002
    ..Research is needed on the ethical conduct of studies to limit risks of medication-free intervals and facilitate poststudy treatment. Patients must fully understand the risks and lack of individualized treatment involved in research...