“ When you look at the data, they are, by and large, disappointing. There typically is a 25%-30% drop in symptoms, maybe slightly better than what we ﬁnd when we give people placebo pills.
The question is: Are our patients really getting better, or do they just meet the statistical cutoff for improvement? Until your patient says to you, «It’s over and I feel fully alive now» and is joyously engaged in the present, nobody should claim victory. ”
(B. van der Kolk, L. M. Najavits, 2013)