The Clinician’s Illusion After Cohen & Cohen Arch Gen Psych 1984
MAT medications had to demonstrate the same level of effectiveness as all other types of medications for other diseases to get FDA approval.
We tend to have a biased perception:
Patients who improve, leave and are forgotten
Patients who do not improve return frequently and are remembered
Leads us to think that most patients do not improve
…contrary to scientific data.
“MAT is not effective.”
MAT Myth Busters: Myth #4