Telling My Electroshock Story So No More Will Be Harmed

As a young child I loved to write. Even before I took my first college poetry class in 1980, I enjoyed writing in my diary and writing letters to people all over the world. I enjoyed reading diaries of people who lived long ago. Every year I traveled with my family to my grandparents’ home … Read more Telling My Electroshock Story So No More Will Be Harmed

An ECT Survivor Speaks Out—Psychiatrist Claimed Damage from ECT was Due to an Underlying Mental Disorder

The one thing I wanted to do, when it was all over, was to tell my story. I wasn’t sure what the story was, because I didn’t know, even when I put pen to paper, that ECT had caused the mysterious “illness” that had suddenly befallen me in 1996, when I was 39 years old. … Read more An ECT Survivor Speaks Out—Psychiatrist Claimed Damage from ECT was Due to an Underlying Mental Disorder