Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a controversial treatment 

This controversy is well earned as:

  • The devices used to generate seizures have never been tested by the FDA for safety or efficacy
  • ECT treatment is not standardized or regulated
  • Consent forms don’t warn patients of all risks before treatment
  • People injured by ECT are not given proper testing or rehabilitation 
  • Many are still given ECT by coercion or force 
  • No one who administers ECT is required to understand pathophysiology of repeated exposure to high (bipolar-pulsed) electric fields nor do they have training in Physics to distinguish between ECT settings (pulsed electric fields)
  • In some countries ECT is still given unmodifed (without anesthesia or muscle paralytics)
  • ECT is given to vulnerable groups including pregnant women, veterans, the elderly, prison inmates, people with autism, and children 13 and younger

Our Aims

  • Educate the public of all ECT’s immediate and long-term risks
  • Help injured recipients access comprehensive testing and rehabilitation
  • Help injured patients report their injuries to the FDA
  • Help families impacted by ECT injury understand and support their loved ones
  • Provide a place for those injured to be heard

Audit ECT Campaign

We advocate for:
  • Safety testing, regulation
  • Fully informed consent
  • Mandate appropriate testing & rehab for all ECT patients

Who we Are

  • Former ECT recipients
  • Psychiatric patient safety activists
  • Allies from various medical & mental health fields