A paralegal who worked for law firm representing a man with total autobiographical memory loss following electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) shares his insights on the controversial treatment after extensive research on the topic.
Summary: Electroshock treatment, termed electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) by psychiatrists, is the induction of an artificial grand mal seizure in an individual by passing electricity through the brain. This paper addresses three aspects of this practice – its efficacy, its most salient effect, memory loss, and brainRichard A. Warner,
damage. In examining these issues it becomes apparent that psychiatry’s policy has been to put a positive spin on dismal results, to limit research and investigation, and to tell the public as little as possible about the actual outcomes of ECT. In other words, don’t look, don’t tell.
Shock Treatment: Efficacy, Memory Loss, and Brain Damage – Psychiatry’s Don’t Look, Don’t Tell Policy
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