Monday, 20 July 2009
Are your instructions making you ill?
Although you should always read the instructions that come with any medication, new research by Hull ( My hometown) University suggests that dwelling on the side effects can actually increase your risk of suffering from them.
The reason? The old placebo effect - if you think you'll experience something you're more likely to actually feel it.
'While it's essential to be informed about your drugs, it's worth bearing in mind that leaflets have to contain all possible side effects by law. This doesn't mean you'll get them, as each person responds differently.' says psychiatrist Dr Sundari of Gwent Healthcare NHS Trust.