Cheer up, for your health's sake!
Have you ever wondered about the powers of the human mind? Have you ever thought you could think your way out of being sick? Well it turns out you might just be right. Now this is nothing new. We have all heard of the placebo effect and we know that sugar pills have been administered to many people who claimed to be cured of their ailments...but did you know that this also works in reverse?
It's what is known as the nocebo effect and it's exactly that; the polar opposite to the placebo effect. So it just might be that your depression and your pessimistic outlook is actually killing you! Check out this video from Ben Goldacre at Nerdstock '09:
Cheers to mind over matter, and to cheering right the hell up! It's for your health after all...