This episode features the article When Yelling is Music by Virginia L. Whitener, Ph.D. from the Journal of Orgonomy Volume 56 number 1 narrated by Hilary Kayle Crist. The article is a beautiful vignette of a medical orgone therapist dealing with her patient’s difficulty with maintaining perspective during the resolution of a crisis by allowing the patient to express her feelings in therapy rather than by dismissing or dulling them.
This episode features the audio from one of the ACO case presentation series webinars, “A Troubled 74-Year-Old Man Finally Gets the Right Diagnosis.” In this episode, Philip Heller, M.D. tells Susan Marcel, D.O. about his 74-year-old patient who was feeling inferior, full of doubt, and isolated from others. Listen in to hear how Dr. Heller connected with his patient, what he saw in his symptoms and behaviors, and how the treatment resulted in a surprising response.
This episode features the audio from one of our ACO case presentation series webinars, “Like Mother, Like Daughter.” In this episode, Chris Burritt D.O. tells Edward Chastka, M.D. about his twelve-year-old patient, Olivia, who was anxious and withdrawn and brought for treatment by her parents. The mother, Sabrina, was also very anxious and by working with both the mother and daughter, Dr. Burritt learned just how profound an effect Sabrina had on her daughter. Listen in to hear more about Olivia and Sabrina’s struggle with anxiety and how they both made significant improvements in their lives.
This episode features the narration of the article Problems of Childhood Self-Regulation in an Age of Permissiveness by Peter A. Crist, M.D. reprinted in the Journal of Orgonomy Volume 46 number 2. Originally published in Volume 33 in 1999, Dr. Crist’s article is even more applicable today as parenting has become increasingly indulgent in today’s anti-authority social environment. We hope you’ll share this important information with parents and educators so that those responsible for child-care can have a functional perspective, free of both moralism and an “anything goes” lenient approach.
This episode features the audio from one of our ACO case presentation series webinars, “Beyond Tantrums: Connecting with a Troubled Three-Year-Old” In this episode, Alberto Foglia, M.D. tells Dr. Burritt about a three-year-old girl named Aline that he’s treating for terrible tantrums, problems sleeping, and silly clown-like behavior. He explains how her treatment vividly demonstrates a key discovery of Wilhem Reich which is fundamental for Medical Orgone Therapy.
This episode features the narration of the article Medical Orgone Therapy by Howard Chavis, M.D. from the Journal of Orgonomy Volume 31 number 2. It is a comprehensive introduction and overview of the type of therapy taught at the ACO and will also be available on Substack as our first post. Listen in to hear more about some of Wilhelm Reich’s major discoveries, the development of medical orgone therapy and what sets it apart from any other psychiatric treatment.
This episode features the audio from one of our ACO case presentation series webinars, “A Sexually Confused Young Man.” In this episode, Edward Chastka, M.D. tells Dr. Burritt about Bill, a 19-year-old young man who came to him after being discharged from a psychiatric facility where he’d been hospitalized briefly after developing an acute psychosis. His psychotic episode appeared to have been triggered by the increased use of alcohol, cannabis and occasionally, amphetamines.
As Bill emerged from his psychosis, he revealed a history of confusion and fears about his sexuality. Initially, Dr. Chastka’s therapy focused on resolving Bill’s confused and psychotic thinking and then was directed toward helping him discern the relationship between his sexual fears and his paranoid and delusional thinking. Listen in to hear how Dr. Chastka helped Bill understand his sexual feelings and realize what kind of intimate relationship was best for him.
This episode features a discussion with Dr. Susan Marcel about ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). What exactly is ADHD? Does everyone with ADHD need to take medicine? Can medical orgone therapy help a patient with ADHD? Listen in to hear how Drs. Marcel and Burritt view ADHD and how they’re successfully treating their patients. If you’d like to learn more about a bioenergetic understanding of ADHD and read a full length patient story the article referenced in the discussion is available below.
We invite you to listen to a classic episode of our A Different Kind of Psychiatry Podcast which is an audio version of our webinar presentation, “Even a Marine Needs to Cry.” In this episode, Dale Rosin, D.O. shares the moving case of a retired Marine who presented with unusual and painful symptoms, unaware of what was going on with him emotionally. This encore case presentation demonstrates how a psychiatrist trained in the use of Medical Orgone Therapy can assess and treat a patient in distress with a rapid and positive result.
This episode features the audio from one of the ACO case presentation series webinars. Jackie Bosworth M.D. tells Dr. Burritt about an adolescent named Stevie who had to be physically restrained, but she resolved a tense situation and brought him relief. Listen in to hear how Dr. Bosworth was able to connect with Stevie and show him and the staff another approach to emotional and physical distress.