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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.

Electroconvulsive Therapy Being Used on Teens in NHS Trusts

Thousands of patients with mental health issues, including teenagers, are being given electroconvulsive therapy despite links to brain damage.

The 57th Maudsley Debate: Interview with Professor John Read and Doctor...

This week on MIA Radio we turn our attention to a recent debate held at the Institute of Psychology and Psychiatry, Kings College, London. "This house believes that ECT has no place in modern medicine".

Notes From the First Maudsley Debate, January 26, 2000

The very first Maudsley debate in January 2000 was on the topic of Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT). The motion was ‘This house believes ECT is barbaric and ineffective.’ Clinical Psychologist Doctor Lucy Johnstone shares her recollections and notes.