With considerable overlapping and no little back tracking, the writer has attempted to discuss the psychotic, the neurotic and the victim of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Tolerance of overlapping is asked of the reader since it exists and defies our wish that these three miseries could be seen as separate entities. Yet they are sufficiently separate as to demand differing therapeutic approaches so it is necessary to give abbreviated attention to therapies. Attention is given to medical therapies while they are labeled secondary to psychotherapy. It is not mentioned but should be, that occasional exceptions seem to exist. The title and conclusion, first read in adolescence, seems to suggest that emotional disorders have been with us for quite a long while.