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Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a controversial depression treatment 

This controversy is well earned as:

  • The electroshock devices used to generate seizures has never been FDA tested.
  • The procedure itself is not standardized or regulated.
  • Consent forms do not adequately inform patients of risks  before undergoing this procedure.
  • ECT is still given to many by force or coercion and in some parts of the world, without anesthesia or muscle paralytics.
  • ECT is given to vulnerable groups including pregnant women, veterans, the elderly, autistic, and children as young as 13.

Life After ECT Goals

  • Inform public of all ECT risks.
  • Help injured patients access necessary resources for testing and rehabilitation.
  • Assist patients in submitting their injuries to the FDA.
  • Help families impacted by ECT induced brain damage understand what their loved ones symptoms mean and how to be supportive.
  • Provide a platform for those injured to be heard.

Audit ECT Campaign

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

Who We Are

A coalition of concerned:

  • ECT survivors
  • Psychiatric survivor peers
  • Allies from various medical & mental health fields
  • Journalists

Frequently Asked Questions

Coming soon!