FDA: Agent for Electroshock Torture—
Agency Needs Overhaul

In an additional article to a multi-part series exposing the dangers of electroshock treatment (ECT), Jan Eastgate, President of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights International (CCHR) calls for an overhaul of the Food and Drug Administration. In December 2018, the FDA reduced the risk classification of the electroshock device so that it could be … Read more FDA: Agent for Electroshock Torture—
Agency Needs Overhaul

Camouflaging Electroshock Assault as “Therapy”—A legacy from the Nuremberg Doctors’ Trials Defense Ploy

In January 2011, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) held a Neurological Devices Review Panel Hearing into electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) or electroshock. The FDA and panel couched electroshock in terms of a “standard medical practice.” In a fifth article in a series on ECT, mental health watchdog, Citizens Commission on Human Rights International (CCHR), discusses … Read more Camouflaging Electroshock Assault as “Therapy”—A legacy from the Nuremberg Doctors’ Trials Defense Ploy

United Nations Report Recognizes Enforced (Involuntary) ECT as Torture, Yet State Laws Sanction Psychiatrists Committing this Abuse

In the fourth part of a series of public awareness articles about electroshock treatment, Jan Eastgate, the president of Citizens Commission on Human Rights International continues to explore the cover up of the dangers of electroshock (ECT). The American Psychiatric Association (APA) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) report (without current evidence) that 100,000 Americans … Read more United Nations Report Recognizes Enforced (Involuntary) ECT as Torture, Yet State Laws Sanction Psychiatrists Committing this Abuse

Risk Labeling for Electroshock: Consumer Fraud Passed Off as “Informed Consent”

In the third part of a series of public awareness articles posted on TruthAboutECT.org, Jan Eastgate, the president of mental health industry watchdog, Citizens Commission on Human Rights International continues to explore the cover-up of the dangers of psychiatric electroshock treatment, or electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), which constitutes consumer fraud. To camouflage the false idea that … Read more Risk Labeling for Electroshock: Consumer Fraud Passed Off as “Informed Consent”

Electroshock: The Redefinition of Assault and Battery as “Therapy” and Torture as Treatment

In a five-part series for TruthAboutECT.org, Jan Eastgate, President of Citizens Commission on Human Rights International, gives the reasons why the mental health industry watchdog demands a ban of electroshock treatment. With CCHR’s 50 years of investigating the irreversible harm that electroshock treatment (ECT) can cause, it is unequivocal that the Food and Drug Administration’s … Read more Electroshock: The Redefinition of Assault and Battery as “Therapy” and Torture as Treatment

Consumers Betrayed: Electroshock Inflicts Pain

Excerpted from information booklet written for CCHR: ELECTROSHOCK – PAIN AND FRAUD IN THE NAME OF THERAPY   Why is electroshock (ECT) continually dogged by controversy? Why is it that women, the frail elderly and children are psychiatry’s main targets for ECT? Where is the true weight of public and scientific opinion? Who profits from ECT? … Read more Consumers Betrayed: Electroshock Inflicts Pain

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

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