Category Archives: ECT

Human rights group loudly speaks out for nationwide ban on “torturous” electroshock treatment given 0-5 year olds, pregnant women, elderly, veterans…
21 May
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CCHR Led Hundreds of Protestors Outside Psychiatric Convention Demanding a Ban on Electroshock Treatment

Members of the mental health watchdog, Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) and others concerned about the continuing use of electroshock treatment on 100,000 Americans each year—some aged five or younger [1] marched through the streets of San Francisco on ...

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Mental Health Group says Electrical “Treatment” Creates Harm
30 Apr
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CCHR Condemns FDA’S Approval of Electricity-Zapping for “ADHD” Kids

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a device to zap a low-level electrical pulse through the forehead of 7-12 year olds as treatment for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). [1] But the mental health watchdog, Citizens Commission on ...

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06 Mar
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CCHR Calls FDA Approval of Psychotropics & Electroshock a Colossal Conflict of Interest

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is considering approving Johnson & Johnson’s (J&Js) new nasal spray antidepressant, esketamine (Spravato) after an FDA advisory committee voted on February 12, 2019 in its favor. The drug is a chemical mirror of ketamine, ...

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18 Dec
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CCHR Supports U.N. and Rights’ Groups Demand for Urgent FDA Ban on Skin Electric Shock Devices

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it will ban a device that delivers painful electrical shocks to the skin to “modify” behavior in disabled students at the Judge Rotenberg Educational Center (JRC) in Massachusetts. In a publication of ...

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ECT
14 Nov
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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
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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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Hosted by the Florida chapter of CCHR, the exhibit attracted educators, psychologists and other mental health practitioners who are concerned with the surge in psychiatric labeling and drugging of children. Stating that they have seen the abuses shown in the exhibit firsthand, these professionals pledged to work with CCHR to help prevent mental health abuses in Florida.
25 Oct
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Hundreds Tour the Psychiatry: An Industry of Death Traveling Exhibit in Miami

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a non-profit watchdog that exposes human rights violations in the field of mental health, held an exhibit this week in Miami that presented shocking evidence of mental health abuse and dangerous psychiatric drugging ...

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Drugging and Shocking the Military
15 Oct
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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
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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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