There are an increasing number of psychiatrists who are becoming dissatisfied with the symptom-based direction that present-day psychiatry has taken. An example is to be found in an article written in the April 19, 2010 Magazine section of the New York Times, in which the author, a practicing psychiatrist, states that no longer are psychiatrists interested in understanding the patient’s emotional problem. In knee-jerk fashion they fit the patient into one of many symptom-based diagnostic categories and promptly find the appropriate medication that is supposed to suppress it. In this process the patient and his emotional life are completely ignored. There is no recognition of a satisfactory explanation as to why this degradation in psychiatric practice has taken place. This is because Wilhelm Reich’s contributions to psychiatry have been consistently ignored by the psychiatric establishment. Careful examination of his discoveries by any serious student of psychiatry will show that his discoveries, which include the physical energy that governs all biological functions (biological orgone energy), the existence of energy blocks, human armor, that impedes its flow resulting in mental and physical illnesses and the orgasm function that regulates the biological energy economy of the organism, provide the solution that was required to place psychiatry on a natural scientific foundation. Without this in-depth understanding of these crucial biological functions it was only a matter of time before psychiatry would degenerate into the present state that it is in today.