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reviews of neither left nor right
"Spot on. Insightful, brilliantly researched and written, a book that anyone who loves this nation needs to read."
-former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft
"A book that all Americans worried about the fate of this nation should read before it is too late."
-Dennis Miller
"A must read for all who value freedom."
-Penny Nance, Concerned Women for America

The Emotional Plague’s Invasion into Psychiatry

Today’s degradation of psychiatric practice was another destructive consequence of the emotional plague that first started with Freud’s opposition to Reich’s attempt to extend his psychoanalytic theories of the libido and the neurosis into the social realm. This rift between them ended Reich’s association in the psychoanalytic movement and led to the development of Reich’s work into sociology (“The Mass Psychology of Fascism”) and into biology with the discovery of biological orgone energy.

With no natural scientific foundation to support it, psychoanalysis became vulnerable to attack by the emotional plague. In the 1960s, Freud’s functional understanding of psychiatric disorders was thrown out and the entire specialty of psychiatry became transformed into a mechanistic, drug-oriented system of therapy. Today, all that is required in psychiatric treatment is to arrive at a symptom-based diagnostic – DSM -system for the patient’s condition and the right quantity of the drug needed for each psychiatric disorder.

As a result, psychiatrists have abandoned responsibility for the patient’s health to the lay public. In order to have an understanding of the function that lay people can have in the mental health field, the existence of social orgonomy and the distinction between the individual and social realms of human illness is necessary. Non-physicians can be trained to practice social orgonomy, which deals with the individuals problems in the social realm, but they cannot become qualified to practice psychiatry which is in the biological realm.

According to an article in The Wall Street Journal (October 5, 2020), “more (lay) people are becoming therapists” … as … “more people (are) seeking out mental health help”. Antioch College, for example, has had a 200% increase in applicants in its clinical psychology program.

The qualitative component of psychiatric treatment has been relegated to lay therapists who have little, if any, understanding of the bio-emotional basis underlying psychiatric illnesses. They are simply not equipped with the necessary medical knowledge and experience to to their work. This situation is another consequence of the emotional plague.

Allowing lay people to treat psychiatric problems which are in the medical realm is one more destructive consequence resulting from the anti-authoritarian transformation of society that is destroying all forms of social authority including not just that of the psychiatrist.

The American College of Orgonomy is currently providing interested physicians and non-physicians with training necessary in the practices of medical and social orgonomy to qualified candidates.

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