Several UK Members of Parliament have called for a ban on ECT

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Several Members of Parliament (MPs) have recently called for a ban on electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in England. They want to look at all the evidence before deciding if the treatment is safe enough to keep using.

Some MPs are worried that some patients are not being given enough information about the risks of treatment, some are being treated without their knowledge or consent, and more women than men are receiving ECT.

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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.