However in the literature and in his book he shortly presents a few patients he claims that have been treated successfully at his clinic. The most important is probably this one:
But you should not interpret too much into that. Even if he shows you a couple of people who recovered during their stay at his clinic, this doesn't tell much of anything, because several factors might confound the results. For example it would be necessary to know how many patients underwent treatment at his clinic without success.
Yes, good point. And not only regarding Mainz – I would also be interested in London's success rate.
Another problem is that spontaneous recoveries seem to happen occasionally. In such a case the recovery would be erroneously attributed to the treatment.
Yes, of course you have these variables regarding nearly all diseases – psychological aswell as physiological. Nature is simply to complex for us humans to understand completely.
"hatte vorgestern bei Dr Michal angerufen und gefragt wie es aussieht ob ich doch noch eine Therapie dort machen kann.Er nimmt mich aber nicht auf.bin ziemlich enttäuscht von ihm. [...] so ungefähr ich hätte nicht genug Eigenmotivation da ich mich 2 Jahre nicht gemeldet habe. Was aber daran lag das ichs mir einfach nicht zu getraut habe. [...] ja sein verhalten fande ich auch ziemlich unpassend und kalt zu mal als ich damals zum Gespräch dort bei ihm war da war er total sympatisch.erklären kann ichs mir auch nicht aber muss ich wohl nun mit klar kommen."
I cannot judge this situation as I've not been with the two. But as I already said, Michal sometimes seems not to be the nicest man on earth, yes
This user suffers from severe depersonalization together with severe depression. He is clearly one of the very severe cases and during reading his posts I did not have the impression that he has a low motivation for treatment. This is particulary absurd if one considers that he stated to have been on 20+ clinics. But it might show that Michal rejects patients for dubious reasons and this is probably the case for the more difficult ones.
I think you read too much into this situation. As I said I suffer from DP/DR for over 20 years, tried a lot of different therapies and nevertheless was accepted to come to his clinic.
There are many more pitfalls when it comes to assessing the efficacy of treatments. It would certainly be a good idea for you to inform yourself about them.
Oh, did I really sound so naive and clueless in my last posts that I deserve this tip of yours?