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Tag: Electroconvulsive Therapy

Psychiatry’s Loch Ness Monster: NICE shows nearly no evidence for ECT

ECT, or Electro-Convulsive Therapy, is one of the most divisive issues in psychiatry. Most lay people assume “That was abandoned long ago?”, but it is...

My experience of being subjected to ECT illegally without consent

I was 65 and had never been ill in my adult life apart from colds, but in the autumn of 2021, I was given...

A survivor harmed by ECT challenges a psychiatrist who promotes it

In this blog, an anonymous survivor of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) reflects on a recent presentation by a psychiatrist who defends its use. Living with...

Study that claims ECT is safe for children is flawed and...

Electroconvulsive therapy, or “shock therapy” as it is commonly known, involves passing an electric current through the brain to deliberately cause seizures in the...

New NICE Guidelines for ECT Are Dangerously Inadequate, Say 50 Patients...

An open letter from patients, psychiatrists, and professors calls on NICE to rewrite the new ECT guidelines to avoid putting patients’ safety at risk.