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The need to ban electroconvulsive therapy

The need to ban electroconvulsive therapy by Peter R. Breggin.M.D. (excerpts from Brain-Disabling Treatments in Psychiatry )   I have long argued that ECT is an ineffective, dangerous, anachronistic treatment that should be abandoned by modern psychiatry. Yet, despite the urging of many victims of ECT, I refused for many […]

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First ECT malpractice suit won

Jury Awards $635,000 in Shock Suit In June 2005 in Columbia, South Carolina, a jury awarded $635,000 in a malpractice suit against a psychiatrist who referred a patient for electroshock treatment. The hospital had previously settled for a small amount and the doctor who administered the treatment was not found […]

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Jury awards $635,000 in ECT suit

In June 2005 in Columbia, South Carolina, a jury awarded $635,000 in a malpractice suit against a psychiatrist who referred a patient for electroshock treatment. The hospital had previously settled for a small amount and the doctor who administered the treatment was not found negligent. The plaintiff, Peggy Salters, is […]

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