Joseph Doherty – failed by the mental health system

On 19 October 1991, Joseph Doherty was admitted into Gartnavel Royal Hospital in Glasgow. The following is the true story of what happened while he was in the care of the mental health system. A talented musician, Joseph had been unwell on the morning of 19 October 1991 when his brother Alex visited him at […]

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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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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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ECT is no more scientific than being hit over the head with a bat

Despite the general belief that ECT ceased to be administered with the death of Jack Nicholson’s character McMurphy in ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,’ hundreds of thousands around the world are still subjected to it each year. In Scotland, a lady under the care of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde was given the ‘wrong […]

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