Protect brains of thousands of Texans living with mental health concerns from excessive repetitive brain injury.
Texas is one of the few states to annually collect data the use of electroconvulsive therapy (also known as shock therapy, electroshock, ECT).
The Texas annual ECT reports like this one provide transparency for this currently unregulated, experimental medical treatment for this state.
Transparency is one of the best protections against abuse.
ECT is not standardized.
There are 7+ admin technique variables which manufacturer says increase the risk of “permanent brain damage & permanent memory loss.”
Two ECT outcomes with & without monitoring.
My Texas cousin can work full-time after her ECT.
Me? I had ECT in California. I suffered repetitive brain injury, but my doctor was not required to report results to anyone.
I’m now disabled and dependent on Medicare and Medi-Cal, needing in home support.
My Texan cousin escaped brain damage because of checks and balances.
Routine auditing & reporting results protect Texan ECT patients from excessive use of an unregulated medical device with no safety testing on record with the FDA.
Please consider contacting Governor Abbot’s opinion line (512-463-1782) to respectfully request he veto senate bill 800.
For more information please see my patient safety petition: https://www.change.org/p/standardize-…
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