Boyer gives us admittedly subjective statistics (pp. 114–115) on his work. He treated 112 patients, 50 in face-to-face psychotherapy once or twice weekly and the rest in psychoanalysis four, five, or, rarely, three times weekly. "The choice of treatment was determined almost exclusively by finances and geography." Thirteen of the 50 patients in psychotherapy improved, and one "was much improved." Nine of the psychoanalytic patients stopped during the first year, and one improved. Eighteen left in less than 2 years; 15 of these were "somewhat" improved, and "one was much improved." Twenty-nine continued to termination; three were improved, and 26 "much improved." He cites colleagues as having been impressed with his capacity to tolerate regression and maintain therapeutic contact with a patient through the course of a regression, allowing the basic structure of the therapeutic situation to continue and providing and maintaining "a consistent, optimistic, empathic environment in which indirect ego and superego support is given" (pp. 115–116).