LA psychologist: Mask wearers sick with mass formation psychosis
01/13/2022 // Mary Villareal // Views

On "The Ben Armstrong Show," Dr. Mark McDonald talked about people who are suffering from the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) mass formation psychosis. "I would say the masks were the beginning point and/or the ongoing point of the fear and of the fuel that's driving this car of terror and psychopathy in our country," he said.

McDonald explained that the problem of wearing masks in this stage of the pandemic is the psychology of it. "The problem is mass delusional psychosis," he said, adding that it should be addressed. (Related: NIH director admits school mask mandates not based on science.)

As a therapist, he shared that instead of trying to beat people over their heads with data, it is important to acknowledge that they are living in fear and allow them to talk about it.

"Once you understand where that person is coming from, and once that person acknowledges and accepts that you care about how he or she feels, now you're in a much, much better position to offer advice, to offer solutions, to offer alternative ways of thinking that are more rational, that is more healthy and that is more agentic, meaning more autonomous. That's the way to start the conversation," McDonald said.

In discussing mass delusional psychosis, McDonald likened it to working in a psychiatric ward, where, when he entered a locked ward in a psychiatric inpatient unit, he would see that anyone around him who wasn't wearing a badge was most likely psychotic or otherwise mentally ill, and it was the same feeling he's had when he left his house in Los Angeles in May 2020. "I knew something was wrong. I knew this was not a medical illness. This was a psychological illness. And so I began to document and I began to notice it in my patients, and I began to speak out about it."


McDonald said it felt like a visceral feeling, and with his years of training, he saw the loss of rational faculty and ability to create critical thought decisions that allow people to weigh risks and benefits to evaluate evidence or otherwise think for one's self.

United States of fear

In his book, McDonald stated that he grew increasingly concerned by the negative mental health effects that he witnessed among his patients, such as stress, anxiety, depression, addiction and even suicidal ideation, all of which are directly traceable to the climate of fear stoked by health authorities and amplified by national media. Because of this, there has been hysterical overreaction from the government in the form of mask mandates, draconian lockdowns and even vaccine mandates that are of questionable value.

McDonald explained that America is actually suffering from two pandemics: the COVID-19 – a viral one – and mass delusional psychosis, a psychological one that is driven by a pandemic of fear in response to COVID-19. (Related: Lockdowns, mask mandates do far more harm than good.)

This is rooted in the natural anxieties of women on behalf of their children and families and has been inflamed and amplified by sensational media and driven over the top by people in power. The malady in itself is very real, according to McDonald. The question remains, however, whether or not people can regain their collective sanity as a society.

Armstrong pointed out that the loss of critical thinking that is coming out in society is due to public schools and universities, not the fear of the pandemic in itself. He pointed out that public schools and universities do not teach people to think critically but to obey. If the government is supposed to be the expert on COVID-19, or if the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention does not question the contradictory statements made by the government, nobody would question it because people have been taught to follow, not think critically.

As Armstrong pointed out: Masks don't work. What is happening now is has a lot to do with psychology, and it is a serious issue that needs to be addressed.

Watch below the full January 7 episode of "The Ben Armstrong Show."

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