Heartbroken: Electroshock Destroyed the Love of My Life

I am writing this to let it be known, electroshock is a direct attack against life. I was born in 1930, into a musical family and I continued the tradition. I have played trumpet and other instruments with several jazz bands, have composed music and in short, have enjoyed a successful career as a musician. … Read more Heartbroken: Electroshock Destroyed the Love of My Life

A Mother’s Story: “I was lied to and told electroshock was ‘safe’”

I am writing this article to protect children and the elderly. I am the mother of five and after learning of the promotion of electroshock therapy (ECT) being used on children and the elderly, I want to sound an alarm by sharing my first-hand knowledge. I want to let others know what I went through … Read more A Mother’s Story: “I was lied to and told electroshock was ‘safe’”

Warning from a Witness—Electroshock Harms

As a teenager, I was rebellious and got into a lot of trouble with the law. At just 16, I was sent to an adult mental hospital called St. Agnews and put into the criminal lock-up ward. For nine months I witnessed many atrocities committed by the psychiatric industry, and what they call “help.” This … Read more Warning from a Witness—Electroshock Harms

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: Consumer Fraud and Brain Damage

In the second 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). While healthcare fraud can involve the filing of dishonest medical … Read more Electroshock: Consumer Fraud and Brain Damage

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

Captive Brains: Electroshock for Mind Control

A Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) document dated 3 December 1951 described the use of subconvulsive electroshock as having the effect of “making a man talk.” An unnamed psychiatrist quoted in the CIA document stated that the lower setting of the device “produced in the individual excruciating pain and that the individual would be quite willing … Read more Captive Brains: Electroshock for Mind Control