How "blind" are double-blind studies?
Psychopharmacological studies usually attempt to eliminate "nonspecific" influences on outcome by double-blind designs. In a randomized, double-blind comparison of alprazolam, imipramine, and placebo, the great majority of panic disorder patients (N = 59) and their physicians were able to rate accurately whether active drug or placebo had been given. Moreover, physicians could distinguish between the two types of active drugs. Inasmuch as correct rating was possible halfway through treatment,...Expand abstract
- Publication status:
- Publisher copy:
- Copyright date:
Views and Downloads
If you are the owner of this record, you can report an update to it here: Report update to this record