Spirited ECT Debate Between John Read and Dr. Andrade

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A spirited debate between and Dr. Andrade and Professor John Read regarding his current research showing electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) as ineffective, dangerous, and in need of suspension while proper auditing and safety testing can be carried out.

Active Placebo, the Parachute Meta-Analysis, the Nobel Prize, and the Efficacy of Electroconvulsive Therapy | Psychiatrist.com

If ECT Is a Placebo, We Need More of Such Placebos in Psychiatry: Reply to Read | Psychiatrist.com

An Evidence-Based Response to Dr Andrade’s Commentary on Our Review of the ECT Efficacy Research | Psychiatrist.com


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.