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There is simply no evidence that psychological interventions can slow progression of cancer or extend life. Claims to the contrary serve to burden cancer patients with an unrealistic responsibility for the outcome of their medical condition.
Smile or Die: How positive thinking fooled America and the world (book), by Barbara Ehrenreich (book review).
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- Why Do We Get Sick?
- Mind Over Pain