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

Electroshock: Lawsuits and Death Findings

The long-term damaging effects of ECT has led to wrongful death lawsuits, as well as other grounds for law suits, including assault and battery and ECT causing personal injury, including brain damage and memory loss. The following is an example of coroner inquest findings and lawsuits, indicting the increasing recourse electroshock patients or their families … Read moreElectroshock: Lawsuits and Death Findings

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