Mental Health Watchdog Applauds Call for Independent Enquiry into Electroconvulsive Therapy - News Summed Up

Mental Health Watchdog Applauds Call for Independent Enquiry into Electroconvulsive Therapy


ECT sends up to 460 volts of electricity through the brain in order to induce a grand mal seizure. Researchers, psychiatrists and ECT victims are asking the UK Minister for Health to hold an independent Enquiry into the use of ECT. [3]“Somatics, an ECT device manufacturer in Florida, has admitted that use of the device could result in permanent brain damage as well as severe memory,” states Diane Stein, President of CCHR Florida. All in the name of ‘mental health,’” he wrote in March 1969. 2016, http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/local/all-news/electric-shock-therapy-led-to-sunderland-patient-having-permanent-fit-1-7786233 [6] Peter Breggin, “New Study Confirms Electroshock (ECT) Causes Brain Damage,” Huffington Post, 9 Apr.


Source: Huffington Post September 16, 2020 00:00 UTC



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