Without the protection of basic human rights, there can only be diminished mental health

With ECT and psychosurgery under critical public scrutiny, psychiatry has been feverishly searching for a new ‘breakthrough miracle’. The new catch phrases that the psychiatric industry has come up with are ‘deep brain stimulation’ (DBS), ‘transcranial magnetic stimulation’ (TMS), and as covered recently in the Guardian newspaper, ‘vagus nerve stimulation’ (VNS). It is a treatment […]

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ECT violates the doctor’s pledge to uphold the Hippocratic Oath and to ‘do no harm’

The torturous psychiatric ‘treatment’ called ECT (electro-convulsive therapy) rears its ugly head again in the news after Scottish heath figures revealed that a third of patients received shock treatment in 2013 without giving their consent. The health authorities justified the forced treatment, saying it was only given without consent when it was “…in the best […]

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Provide help, not harm

It is difficult to understand the mindset of those who practice psychiatry, especially when it concerns ‘treatment’ that is more likely to be found in the armoury of a KGB interrogator rather than in the inventory of a ‘medical practitioner.’ CCHR received information about a physically frail person who had a DNR order, which stands […]

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The latest offering from researchers on shock ‘treatment’ is just more meaningless psychobabble

Shock treatment, otherwise known as electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), reared its ugly head this weekend when Dutch researchers suggested it could be used on people diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This latest offering from the so-called experts is just more meaningless psychobabble. It is therefore important to repeat our message about this barbaric practice. […]

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ECT violates the doctor’s pledge to uphold the Hippocratic Oath and “Do no harm”

The torturous psychiatric ‘treatment’ ECT (electro-convulsive therapy) has been in the news again. Aberdeen researchers, led by psychiatrist Ian Reid, have been attempting to give ECT a jolt in an attempt to make it acceptable, despite its roots in a Rome slaughterhouse. The researchers have claimed ECT, otherwise known as shock treatment, works by “turning down” […]

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Protesters target psychiatric shock treatment as torture

International human rights group shows why public distrust of psychiatry is mounting BIRMINGHAM: Protesters gathered in Birmingham to oppose barbaric psychiatric shock treatment, otherwise known as electro-convulsive “therapy” (ECT). The protest coincided with the meeting of a group called ECTAS (Electro-Convulsive Therapy Accreditation Service), which was holding its first National Forum at Maple House in […]

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