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ECT in the Sunday Mirror and on Sky News

The Sunday Mirror on 13 January 2019 ran a feature about the use of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in England: “Teenagers with mental health issues given brain electric shock therapy on NHS.” The article came up with some statistics: “Figures obtained … Continue reading

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Professor Allan Young makes a joke about ECT

Allan Young is professor of mood disorders at Kings College, London, where it says on his webpage: “Professor Young was recently ranked as one of the world’s leading scientific minds in the field of Psychiatry and Psychology, according to the … Continue reading

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ECT and abuse on reddit

In a recent post I mentioned a lawsuit in the state of California, United States, in which a company that manufactures electroconvulsive (ECT) machines, Somatics LLC, settled out of court with two people who had been damaged by ECT. The … Continue reading

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ECT in the United States – how often is it used (more recent information)?

I have written before about the lack of information on the rate of use of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in the United States (ECT in the US – how often is it used). An estimate of 100,000 people a year dating … Continue reading

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