Our new animated film: How do expectations influence my health?

Mr. Schmidt has been suffering from strong back pain for a long time and has almost given up hope of relief after several attempts at therapy. Then his neighbor tells him about a new doctor and a very good therapy offer. This had helped her husband wonderfully. Mr. Schmidt is hopeful.

 

 And indeed, the treatment helps him, too. But the success is not only based on the professional individual treatment, but also on Mr. Schmidt's positive expectations. He simply believed that he could be helped after all.

But how can such a positive expectation promote the success of the therapy? What happens in the brain and body? Our new film from the Collaborative Research Center SFB/TRR289 explains this in an understandable and competent way.