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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.

The Stealth ECT Psychiatrist in Psychiatric Reform

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 02.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peter Breggin

When I was a freshman in college leading the Harvard Mental Hospital Volunteer Program I found myself with free access to the state mental hospital in which we volunteered, and I got to see shock treatment. Electroshock patients were brought into the shock room led by burly aids and strapped down on the shock table.

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.

Will The FDA Whitewash Electroconvulsive Therapy?

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

For decades the FDA has allowed electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) to be used without requiring any proof of safety or efficacy. The machines and the tre...

The Mass Production of Mental Illness and What To Do About It

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

Dr. Richard P. Bentall, professor and practitioner of clinical psychology in Britain, exposes the highly dubious nature of reigning presumptions about the causes and treatment of mental illness.

FDA Considers Caving to Scientology and Making Mental Illness Treatment Illegal

DJ Jaffe | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
DJ Jaffe

As far-fetched as it sounds, the FDA is considering making it more difficult to treat depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and psychosis.

Are We Really Okay with Electroshocking Toddlers?

Bruce E. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bruce E. Levine

It is not unusual for psychiatrists to simply prescribe one drug, then another drug, then several drug combinations (called "cocktails"), and if those fail, recommend ECT.