Max Fink, founder of The Journal of ECT, says electroshock patients are mistreated by researchers

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In the article Shock, an investigation into the startling comeback of electroconvulsive therapy, prominent ECT proponent Max Fink, a says ECT patients are mistreated by researchers:

“I edited the Journal of ECT for the first 10 years. I read many submissions. And when you read them, you realize that people have . . . mis­treated their patients. They don’t know it, but I know it from the way they write.” Fink says delivery protocol standards need to be developed where they don’t exist and enforced where they do. “Very few phy­sicians are trained properly (in ECT),” he says, adding that some institutions offer one-day training programs. He calls these pro­grams “spurious” and “unethical.” 

Max Fink, Shock, an investigation into the startling comeback of electroconvulsive therapy, page 27

Anna

Anna is a childhood psychiatric drug and a teenage electroshock survivor. She founded Life After ECT to ensure people injured by electroconvulsive therapy have easy access to resources that can help them understand their injuries and find a path to recovery.

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