ECT Has No Known Mechanism of Action: A Review of the Literature

The original theory of ECT was that seizures and mental disease could not coexist in the same brain. This justified the brutal act of subjecting a person to electric shock to the point of inducing a seizure, after which the patient would be more manageable and their behavior deemed more socially acceptable. (Piazzi, et al. … Read moreECT Has No Known Mechanism of Action: A Review of the Literature

ECT Causes Brain Damage, A Review of the Literature

This brief will describe a representative sampling of the considerable documented evidence that ECT (electroconvulsive therapy) causes brain damage. The cited sources of information are publicly available medical journal articles of which abstracts can be found in the National Library of Medicine online database, with full texts from the publishers. ECT ECT is the process … Read moreECT Causes Brain Damage, A Review of the Literature

Electroshock Ruins Creativity & Lives—Vivien Leigh, Judy Garland, Paul Robeson, Ernest Hemmingway…

A new book published in February 2019 claimed that famed actress, Vivien Leigh who starred in Gone with the Wind (1939) and A Street Car Named Desire (1951) had suffered from bipolar disorder.[1] However, Leigh, along with many other artists, were victims of psychiatric treatment, especially electroconvulsive therapy (electroshock, ECT) that not only failed but … Read moreElectroshock Ruins Creativity & Lives—Vivien Leigh, Judy Garland, Paul Robeson, Ernest Hemmingway…

A Heartfelt Warning Against Electroshock

My name is Kenny Fleischman. I am currently 30 years old. I underwent ECT, also known as electroconvulsive therapy, at the age of 21. I had a total of 30 rounds of electroshock at that time. What compels me to tell my experience is that I would never want anyone to go through what I … Read moreA Heartfelt Warning Against Electroshock

Study Supports Patient Testimony Against Electroshock

Excerpted from CCHR’s submission to the FDA opposing its 2015 proposal to reclassify the ECT device as a Class II low risk device. CCHR’s submission was submitted in March 2016. In May 2006, Harold Robertson and Robin Pryor writing in BJPsych, “Memory and cognitive effects of ECT: informing and assessing patients,” determined: “Data do not … Read moreStudy Supports Patient Testimony Against Electroshock

FDA Colludes with APA to Keep Dangerous ECT Device on the Market

Excerpted from CCHR’s submission to the FDA opposing its 2015 proposal to reclassify the ECT device as a Class II low risk device. CCHR’s submission was submitted in March 2016. It is clear that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and American Psychiatric Association (APA) members know that the ECT device manufacturers are not going … Read moreFDA Colludes with APA to Keep Dangerous ECT Device on the Market

A Message to the FDA: ECT Produces Brain Damage

Excerpted from CCHR’s submission to the FDA opposing its 2015 proposal to reclassify the ECT device as a Class II low risk device. CCHR’s submission was submitted in March 2016. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) undermines the scores of studies and patient testimonies that indicate ECT causes brain damage.  Dr. Lawrence Park, the … Read moreA Message to the FDA: ECT Produces Brain Damage

UN Calls for Ban on Non-Consenting “Medical” Interventions & State Condoned ECT Torture

Excerpted from CCHR’s submission to the FDA opposing its 2015 proposal to reclassify the ECT device as a Class II low risk device. CCHR’s submission was submitted in March 2016. In 2013, Kathleen Lynch, Minister of State for Disability, Equality, Mental Health and Older People in Ireland stated that Ireland’s mental health law “will be … Read moreUN Calls for Ban on Non-Consenting “Medical” Interventions & State Condoned ECT Torture

Psychiatrists Dismiss Patient Evidence Against ECT as “Anecdotal” to Protect Profits

In 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued its “Neurological Devices; Reclassification of Electroconvulsive Therapy Devices Intended for Use in Treating,” recommending that the ECT device be rated Class II (less risk classification than its current Class III) for: Severe major depressive episode (MDE) associated with major depressive disorder (MDD) or bipolar disorder (BPD) … Read morePsychiatrists Dismiss Patient Evidence Against ECT as “Anecdotal” to Protect Profits

Conflicts of Interest Regarding ECT Covers Up Damage

Excerpted from CCHR’s submission to the FDA opposing its 2015 proposal to reclassify the ECT device as a Class II low risk device. CCHR’s submission was submitted in March 2016. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Proposal in 2015 to reduce the risk classification of the ECT device instead of banning it, is of enormous … Read moreConflicts of Interest Regarding ECT Covers Up Damage