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Tag: Electroconvulsive Therapy

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.

Appealing the FDA’s Denial of ECT’s Harms

More than 200 people signed an open letter to the FDA requesting electroconvulsive therapy’s safety studies and electrical dosing protocols.

ECT REVIEW – WRITE TO YOUR MP

A group of 40 professionals, researchers, ECT recipients and carers has written to Matt Hancock MP, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, asking for an independent review into ECT along the lines of the recent Cumberlege report into pelvic meshes.

John Read and Irving Kirsch – Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) Does the...

An interview with John Read and Irving Kirsch to discuss their paper which calls to prohibit ECT. This is because the negative effects of ECT are so strong, the evidence supporting it is so weak (especially in the long-term and beyond the improvement due to placebo) and there are other means of addressing the difficulties that the person is struggling with.

Electro-Convulsive Therapy is Still Used in 2020: is 80 Years of...

My view is ECT should be treated as an experimental, unproven procedure (because it is) and stopped nationally pending rigorous controlled research which monitors whether it works better than placebo 6 months or years after the final session has stopped.