Category Archives: Electro Convulsive Therapy

ECT
14 Nov
0

CCHR Florida Applauds Court Finding Forcible Electroshock a Human Rights Violation: Reinforces the Need to Ban ECT

The Florida chapter of the international mental health watchdog, Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), applauds a recent Supreme Court decision in Victoria, Australia that ruled the forcible use of electroshock treatment (ECT) violates patients’ human rights. The case involved ...

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Hundreds of men, women and children made their voices heard at the 2018 Psych Congress in Orlando.
01 Nov
1

Hundreds Gather to Protest the Psychiatric Drugging and Shocking of Children

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to the protection of children, held a demonstration in Orlando at the Psych Congress protesting the drugging and electroshocking of children. Marching through the streets to the ...

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Drugging and Shocking the Military
15 Oct
0

CCHR: Veterans Get Damaging Mental Health Deal— Suicides increase & VA spends $1M on unsafe electroshock devices

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a non-profit mental health watchdog, is calling for an investigation into suicide-inducing psychotropic drugs and electroshock following a recent report showing that the suicide rate of veterans aged 18 to 34 jumped more ...

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Call for FDA ECT Ban
03 Aug
1

CCHR Calling for Ban on Torturous Electroconvulsive Therapy

Mental Health Watchdog calls upon the FDA to ban the ECT device from use after finding electroshock causes brain damage, memory loss and death. The mental health watchdog Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) of Florida announced its support of ...

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21 Dec
2

ECT: The Ultimate Child Abuse

It is hard for many to believe that ECT is still legally performed. Yet many psychologists and psychiatrists still insist this barbaric “treatment” does something more than damage brains. For instance, Edward Shorter, PhD believes that sending up to 450 ...

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ECT Machine
18 Sep
0

ECT: Psychiatrists Admit Harmful Effects but aren’t Worried About Them

Dictionaries define “harmful” as coming from the word harm, which means “causing or likely to cause physical injury, especially that which is deliberately inflicted.” In the alternate world of psychiatry, “harm” becomes a good thing, where intentionally firing 70–150 volts ...

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21 Aug
0

Florida Supreme Court Opens The Door For Potential Flood Of Psychiatric Damage Lawsuits

For too long, victims of psychiatric abuse in Florida have suffered in silence. But on June 26th, 2017, the Florida Supreme Court held that the state’s caps on personal injury for noneconomic damages in medical negligence (such as permanent disability, ...

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ECT
22 May
0

ECT: Psychiatric Abuse of Elderly Patients

Why do psychiatrists increasingly treat the elderly with electro convulsive therapy (ECT)? One of the greatest fears of those approaching old age is memory loss. The fading or complete disappearance of one’s major life events and precious memories is a ...

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Mental Health Fraud in Florida
27 Jan
0

Mental Health Legislation: Good-Hearted People Swayed by Vested Interests

What is at the heart of a new demand for mental health legislation in Florida? Obviously, Floridians love to help. Most all of us would stop and assist a lost child, happily provide food to hungry veterans or provide holiday ...

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01 Dec
2

Something Worse than Electroshock Therapy?

When psychiatric drugs and electroconvulsive therapy fail to relieve a patient’s depression, psychiatrists report he has “treatment-resistant depression”. This patient is then a prime candidate for any experimental lunacy that the profession dreams up because the poor victim feels he ...

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