Restless leg syndrome is a perfect example for misunderstood diseases. The condition is often times downplayed in the minds of most people because the effects being similar to nervous habits of high energy people. Also, to those who do not have, or claim to have depending on the point of view, the disease doesn’t seem apparent because they themselves do not have to live with the effects. This doesn’t allow much empathy to be experienced for the person without the condition. Within our culture, although the disease is often times mocked, medical professionals can diagnose people with this condition as well as prescribe effective medication to fix this syndrome. These medical professionals prescribe all sorts of medicines to fix these ailments, but what may also play a factor is the belief that it will work. When a person believes strongly that a medication will work, the placebo effect generates a reaction from the body. The sheer willpower to change with the guise of a pill provides a change. In our lecture and materials, we learned a bit about the placebo tests done. The tests showed results of both positive and negative reactions to the test. If those believed that the supposed medication worked then the tests showed positive results. If the patient did not have strong faith in the test, the results ended with the patients condition declining. Some people in this culture believe that the more expensive an item is, the more effective it will be. In this case, the more expensive an item might mean a better response to the medication. Restless leg syndrome fits in with a disease that could be treated with the placebo effect, at least in some individuals. The disease is often times underplayed, but some medications do seem to have an effect in a certain percent of patients.