Kenneth Isaacs is a retired Psychoanalytic-psychologist, theorist, researcher, and writer who had been active in the mental health field over several decades. He studied at the University of Minnesota, University of Iowa, University of Chicago, and the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis. During his professional career Isaacs participated in many activities and work situations. He was active in founding several national and Chicago area professional organizations and served as an officer and board member.

Isaacs was a member of the steering committees that organized the American Psychological Association’s Division of Psychoanalysis, its Section of Practitioners, and the Chicago area chapter of that Division. As a founder of the Chicago area psychoanalytic training center he was its founding president. Isaacs was a member of the board of trustees of the American Board of Professional Psychology (that oversees board certification for the several fields of psychology). He was a founder and chairman of the American Board of Psychoanalysis in Psychology. He was the first chief of psychology services of State of Illinois’ system of clinics that operated local clinics throughout that state. A member of the faculty of the University of Illinois Medical School, he taught diagnosis and treatment as well as theory of mental health and illness. His private practice was in the Chicago area.

Isaacs published articles in professional journals in the United States and Europe. Weekly newspaper columns of essays in psychology were syndicated. He is currently preparing new books planned to be published over the next few years.

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The strange domain of interminable psychotherapy that never succeeds

Why are there are so many different systems of treatment available in the therapy market place? Each is persuasively touted by proponents as the most valid, the most effective approach to understand and cure neuroses. Each of those schools of thought has a carefully formulated explanation of illness and plan of treatment quite disparate from its competitors. Each school requires lengthy systematic training to assure skillful application of its complex formulation. Each serves to ameliorate or palliate the illness. Despite that plan and preparation, their most skillful therapists do not succeed in curing the illness process.

None of the those current formulations of health, illness, and treatment are able to bring actual full and lasting cure of illness process. Nonetheless, we witness a vigorous competition between those equally unsuccessful treatments. Trapped in the innocent land of unfulfilled magical promises, do we even notice there is little if any public acknowledgement by any of school of thought of its inability to cure neurosis?

How should we view interminable therapy applied by millions of therapists relying on various Fourth Phase systems? How should we consider their rationalizations for treatments that never cure? Surely it is time to dispel myths: Of infallibility of Freud, of perspicacity of Pavlov-Watson-Skinner, and of the ingenuous scientism of Cognitive therapy and Biological psychiatry. All schools made useful contributions that should endure. However, all schools are on a path irrelevant to cure because they are tethered to errors of antique fundamental premises about illness process. How convincing are their rationalizations for failure?

What does this mean? It means that Fourth Phase psychological thought is not sufficiently advanced to produce relevant, valid theoretic formulations of the reality of cause and process of neurosis. Psychology is advancing into Fifth Phase unified field theory enlightenment. With advanced knowledge we understand mental processes of these ancient,“incurable,” life wasting illnesses as simple troubles to cure and prevent. Increasingly, the general public across the world are applying the valid knowledge to self-cure. Increasingly, upon benefiting, they spread the word to others of remediating the simple misunderstanding. Knowledge of reality is sweeping these illnesses from the world. No longer is there a good reason for anyone on earth to have their lives impeded by an emotion storm neurosis. Those are no longer formidable problems.

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New Press Release

The nature of neurosis, its cause, mental process, and cure had remained unsolved puzzles over more than 4,000 years. Throughout those many centuries attempts by millions of therapists to cure those disorders failed. Continuing from work he initiated as a faculty member of University of Illinois Medical School, Dr. Kenneth Isaacs found the solution for full cure of this large group of life wasting disorders that impede lives of an estimated 200 million people across the world. He says,”Four phases of advancing understanding of mental processes in health and illness had brought us the various current, formulations that enable comfort but never free patients from the illness.”

”Dr. Isaacs says, “Fifth phase explanations of some aspects of health and illness convert these painful life wasting illnesses, long believed incurable,into a minor misunderstanding that finally becomes readily curable, even self curable. Of even more importance, these become preventable. Spread of this knowledge, now available free to everyone, will not be stopped. This category of disorders will be swept from the earth. Thousands of people across the world using Isaacs’ web site information have learned and applied this 21st century understanding. They have successfully prevented or cured such illness and freed themselves from drastic limitations caused by ancient misunderstanding. and tell others”

Dr. Isaacs’ “corrections to erroneous common wisdom about emotion; discoveries about the nature of emotion dynamics; recognition of the existence and process of emotion storms; and other mental processes in mental health and illness finally enable full and lasting cure. These with use of more relevant fundamental premises of theory along with use of modern scientific thought and method forecast a beneficial shift to further fifth phase knowledge of psychology within a unified field theory.

He points out that, “Within the major discovery of uses of emotion we learn how feelings are life preserving functions absolutely vital for human adaptation and survival. Ancient misunderstanding that must have predated written language was an erroneous belief that emotion is an unfortunate interfering blight that disrupts thought and judgment. By recognizing the opposite, that feelings invariably are helpful reports about reality of what is going on in and around us, the field of psychology advances and human life experience changes. We gain the advantage of using feelings in the way all other animate creatures do. That properly places each feeling as a vital element on the sensory-perceptual path to conscious awareness by providing the most accurate moment by moment information of current reality that our sensory processes can detect. Instead of feelings being a disruptive blight interfering with our thought, they are required information about our reality. That moment by moment information is necessary for our adaptation and survival”

Isaacs declares, “Reality based uses of emotion in life preserving function supplant our ancient pattern of misunderstanding. Those false beliefs have put people in trouble with themselves by producing unease about having feelings and endangered lives by reducing awareness of reality. . One of the wonderful consequences of leaning the natural uses of emotion unexpectedly included the cure and prevention of a large category of psychological ailments. The estimate is that perhaps two or even three hundred million people across the world suffer panic episodes, phobias, conversion symptoms, reactive depression, fugue states, anorexia, and stress hysteria. These, the general unease with one or another emotion plus several other disturbances, have been dissolved or prevented by a few thousands who have read, understood, and applied information available in the Dr. Isaacs’ web site, books, articles and lectures. “The world can finally be free of many psychological problems without the expenditure of billions of dollars currently spent to merely gain comfort. “

Solving the ancient problem of uses of emotion has implications far beyond these mental health issues and changes the field of psychology and its usefulness. Isaacs points out that, “The various Fourth Phase psychological schools of thought were ingeniously creative conjectural formulations using game theory structure 19th century premises. As such, these were temporarily of importance in systematically bringing increased assurance of safety in mitigating suffering. We now step beyond that Fourth Phase amelioration to Fifth Phase actual cure, prevention, and finally obliteration of these illnesses.”

Dr Isaacs says, “Valid knowledge readily eradicates all such illness. On that path approximately 90% of in-office patients with these diagnoses achieved cure in an average of three or four sessions of tutoring about mental processes. Because it effectively enables cure, this formulation must inevitably become part of the standard description of mental health and neurotic illness. Anyone with an emotion storm neurosis who has been in treatment for more than a month without cure may find rapid benefit in thoughtfully reading and applying the web page manual of guidance. Thousands across the world have left website comments expressing gratitude for this self-help instruction it provided them. Cure is the powerful evidence of validity of the knowledge used. Beyond that, the gift of greatest importance from the Fifth Phase is an improved life experience for everyone.“

He predicts,“Fifth phase general knowledge and scientific methods create the conditions for a transformational leap to a unified field theory of psychology. Continuing with ineffectual formulations of various schools of thought is no longer tenable. Instead, within a unified field theory, reliance will be restricted to verified knowledge from all past schools of thought while their plausible conjectural theories will be considered as potentially useful but needing validation before being relied upon. Reconsidering present reliance on the various antique 19th century premises and hypotheses to seek a singular basic explanation of each set of mental processes in health and illness will then increase possibilities of solving other psychological issues. Beyond the disorders of neurosis we will gain understanding of other aspects of life, including drug addiction,and artificial intelligence.

The necessary curative knowledge of storm disorders is a free gift to everyone at: www.drkennethisaacs.com

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New book coming soon!

My new book, “The Fifth Phase” will be ready for publication soon.

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New E-Book on Amazon


E-book is now readily available to all on Amazon Kindle for one dollar. Click here to download!

For curing neurosis you need to know this. Anyone wanting to cure neurosis in self or others — Read — Think — Apply — then enjoy a better life.

“Two Little Books: Cure at last” Volume 1 is “Cure instead of treatment: Creating a neurosis free world.” Volume 2 is “Common and Uncommon Wisdom: A saga of scientific truths. These little books provide valid information that has brought many people full and lasting freedom from neurosis. It is a relatively rapid, simple, safe self-cure. After thousands of years of varieties of ingenious professional treatments that never cured we can quickly and easily cure ourselves.

My aim is to offer everyone freedom from these common but unnecessary disorders that have hampered and wasted lives over many centuries. In addition to a straightforward methodology for cure, there are helpful descriptions of the substance and the insubstantiality of previous “wisdom” in various schools of psychological thought. When we recognize how those theories, weighted down by faulty premises, vainly lumber along futile paths the reason why all preceding knowledge and methods of treatment fail to cure becomes understandable. By considering knowledge, logic and method in prescientific, early scientific and modern scientific phases of psychology we can understand how previous explanations are ineffectual and also why a new explanation accomplishes the task.

Suggestions are offered for expanding the fifth phase of psychology to create a unified general field of psychology. We can utilize this New Phase knowledge (the only methodology that ever actually enables cure and prevention) by combining it with valid aspects of current schools of thought. Proposals of questions for research needed to move psychology to an effective hard science are offered.

Change your life by applying valid knowledge. Then spread the word to others that actual cure is available for one dollar. Click here to go to the Amazon page for Two Little Books: Cure at last.

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The Manual for Self-Curing Neurosis

I have pared down the process into this brief manual that can enable you to cure and prevent neurosis (in yourself and others). Click here or go to the “Free E-Books” section to read it.

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New Free E-book Available

A new e-book, titled “Common and Uncommon Wisdom, Part 1” explores the history of truths about neurotic disorders. Part 2 is in process, and will also be posted in the “Free E-books” section in the near future.

Click on the Free E-books tab to download it.

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Some people have inquired about quoting my writings. Feel free to quote any of them as long you properly refer to the source. Please let me know where you have used my material.

On another note, I am not able to respond to comment on the website, but I do read them all. Your interest is much appreciated, as is your enthusiasm in recommending my works to others.

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There is no longer any good reason for humans to have neuroses; those common psychological troubles hamper, disable, and destroy the lives of millions. Dr. Isaacs’s discoveries bring us cure instead of endless treatment; and finally, prevention instead of cure.

False information about emotion is the hidden cause of many minor and major troubles in our lives. It causes psychoneuroses—phobia, panic, reactive depression, conversion, multiple personality, stress disorder, and many other illnesses that limit and destroy lives. Correcting those misunderstandings quickly changes your life and enables self-cure of neuroses—many have accomplished that. Despite claims made, no other psychological explanation has produced full and lasting cures of neuroses!

Isaacs shares his lucid, logical, fact-based, comprehension of our observable thought and feeling processes. It is available to you here as a free download e-book.

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