*episode contains swears*
Chris Young, host of Walk a Mile in my Shoes podcast, gives a hilariously unfiltered, poignant review of the latest ECT efficacy research by John Read, Irving Kirsch and others.
He also touches on shortcomings in England mental health care and how service users more vulnerable to ECT as a first line treatment, rather than talk therapy or other less dangerous interventions. (See a UK doctor’s experience with ECT before being offered talk therapy)
Chris would consider it an honor to share others ECT stories. See his contact info in the show notes here.
Related Content links
- Breaking ECT News in the UK – BBC Hereford & Worcestershire, 2021
- Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) | Royal College of Psychiatrists (rcpsych.ac.uk)
- John Read and Irving Kirsch – Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) Does the Evidence From Clinical Trials Justify its Continued Use? – Mad in the UK
- A second independent audit of electroconvulsive therapy in England, 2019: Usage, demographics, consent, and adherence to guidelines and legislation – PubMed (nih.gov)
- The effectiveness of electroconvulsive therapy: A literature review
- ECT: Dangerous on Either Side of the Pond (psychiatrictimes.com)
- 4 patient safety activists discuss their efforts for an independent review of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in the UK.
- Guest blog: Call for an independent review into the practice of ECT – (cepuk.org)
- ECT Survivor Interview – The Depression Files Podcast – Life After ECT
- Petition · Standardize, Regulate & Audit Shock Treatments (Electroconvulsive therapy or ECT) · Change.org
- 80 Years On, Do We Know If Electroconvulsive Therapy Works? | Psychology Today United Kingdom
- Why aren’t patients being told truth about electric shock therapy? | Daily Mail Online
- More Than a Third of English ECT Patients Given Procedure Without Consent, Study Suggests – Mad In America
- Investigation Reveals Alarming ECT Practices in England (madinamerica.com)
- Andy’s ECT Story
- ECT & Brain Damage – A Physician’s Experience
- Living With ECT (electroconvulsive Therapy) Brain Injury; Failed by ECTAS, RCPSYCH, NICE, and CQC