Halpert said she was surprised that both groups rated the potential benefit of the treatment option they were to receive equally.
"You can call it the placebo effect or whatever you want, but you have to believe in a treatment for it to work," said Halpert. "It's interesting that people would think it [mindfulness training] would have the same benefit as a support group."
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