Category Archives: Electroconvulsive Therapy

CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections.
05 Nov
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UK Legislators Asked to Increase Oversight and Criminal Accountability in U.S. Owned For-Profit Behavioral Hospitals

Hundreds of UK legislators have been sent a White Paper on Fraud and Abuse in the UK’s for-profit behavioral industry, calling for tighter oversight and accountability of facilities owned by U.S companies, Acadia Healthcare and Universal Health Services (UHS). The mental health ...

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In December 2018, the FDA reduced the risk classification of the electroshock device so that it could be more broadly marketed and used for the treatment of mental disorders. The decision has prompted CCHR to call upon the GAO to investigate the agency.
21 Oct
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CCHR Urges Overhaul of the FDA, Charging Approval of Electroshock Device Creates Harm

Summing up a five-part series of articles exposing the dangers of electroshock treatment (ECT) on its public information blog, TruthAboutECT, mental health watchdog, Citizens Commission on Human Rights International (CCHR) calls for an overhaul of the Food and Drug Administration ...

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Auschwitz, Oswiecim, Poland
07 Oct
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Electroshock “Therapy” Assault—a Legacy from the Nuremberg Doctors’ Trials, Mental Health Watchdog Says

In an ongoing series exposing the dangers of electroshock treatment (ECT) administered to over 100,000 Americans each year, including children, Citizens Commission on Human Rights International (CCHR), says Congress and State Legislators are being misled about the brutality of electroshock treatment and ...

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“With no clinical trials proving its safety, electroshock treatment plays Russian roulette with the lives of vulnerable people who are often ill-informed about its long-term effects, including, according to an ECT device manufacturer, permanent brain damage, as well as severe memory loss.”
30 Sep
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Mental Health Watchdog Cites United Nations Report on Enforced (Involuntary) ECT is Recognized Torture

In a continuing series about the use of electroshock treatment (ECT) and this practice putting at risk a reported 100,000 Americans every year, Citizens Commission on Human Rights International (CCHR), a mental health industry watchdog, says electroshock can be given ...

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24 Sep
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ELECTROSHOCK: BRAIN DAMAGE & CONSUMER FRAUD Mental Health Industry Watchdog Reiterates the Need for a Ban

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 explores the coverup of the dangers of psychiatric electroshock treatment, or ...

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08 Sep
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CCHR Exposes Electroshock Assault Masked as “Therapy”

The mental health industry watchdog, Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) has been investigating what it says is harm in the name of “mental healthcare” for 50 years. Whether it is psychotropic drugs being linked to many mass shootings and ...

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31 Jul
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ECT Damage: Are Psychiatrists Ignorant or Malicious?

Psychiatrist Ugo Cerletti watched pigs being “anesthetized” with electroshock before they were butchered. This seemed a delightful outcome to Cerletti. He proceeded to experiment on hapless dogs and other animals, producing “reliable epileptic fits.” Apparently, this was not enough for ...

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17 Jul
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CCHR Says Minority Mental Health Month May Spell Mental Health Slavery

While July is recognized as Minority Mental Health Month, Rev. Frederick Shaw, spokesperson for the Citizens Commission on Human Rights International (CCHR) warns that it can be used to stigmatize African Americans and put them at risk of harm from ...

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09 Jul
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Anesthetic that Killed Michael Jackson Used as Experimental “Depression” Drug: CCHR Warns of Treatments That Can Induce, Not Prevent Suicide

Anesthetics that induce a loss of sensation and awareness are being used as experimental drugs to treat depression, with a recent study using propofol—the anesthetic that killed Michael Jackson. Mental health watchdog Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) says people ...

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02 Jul
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CCHR Says Psychiatrists Got it Wrong on Electroshock ‘Treatment’ in Wall Street Journal

    Psychiatrists’ misleading claims could deny consumers evidence of ECT’s real damage, inducing suicide By Jan Eastgate President, CCHR International The Mental Health Industry Watchdog July 2, 2019 In a requested statement provided to The Wall Street Journal regarding the use of ...

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