Electroconvulsive therapy is a controversial Procedure 

There are many reasons for this:

  • The devices used to cause seizures have never been tested by the FDA for safety or efficacy
  • ECT treatment is not standardized or regulated
  • 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)
  • Consent forms don’t warn people considering ECT of all major risks
  • People injured by ECT are not given proper testing or rehabilitation 
  • Many are still given ECT by coercion or force 
  • ECT is given to groups considered vulnerable, including pregnant women, veterans, the elderly, prison inmates, and autistic people, teens and in some cases young children

Our Mission

  • Educate the public of all ECT’s immediate and long-term risks
  • Help those injured by ECT 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
  • Support electrical injury research

Audit ECT 

The audit ECT campaign is a petition advocating for safety measures to be put in place for electroconvulsive therapy patients. This includes things like informed consent, testing, and rehabilitation. Learn more

About us

We are a group of concerned former ECT recipients, patient safety activists, and allies from various medical & mental health fields.