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New Study Confirms Electroshock (ECT) Causes Brain Damage

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 04.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peter Breggin

A new study shows ECT (electroconvulsive therapy) causes brain damage? That's not what you will find in the many promotional press releases published in the mainstream media.

FDA Panel Recommends Testing of ECT Machines

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Peter Breggin

Psychiatric reform moves ahead a step at a time, falters, and hopefully moves ahead again. Today's recommended classification of ECT into Category III for most conditions is a step forward and a somewhat positive sign to those of us who have called for this for decades.

Not the Only Psychiatrist Who Opposes ECT

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Peter Breggin

The FDA is proposing to move ECT from the high risk category to the medium risk category to avoid the necessity of any testing for safety or efficacy.

Should Electroconvulsive Therapy Be More Difficult To Get? FDA To Decide.

DJ Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
DJ Jaffe

The Food and Drug Administration is having a meeting to decide who controls your right to choose mental illness treatment.