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Re: ECT?

Posted by Ian on September 1, 1999, at 14:44:52

In reply to Re: ECT?, posted by Ruth on August 31, 1999, at 21:12:47

I've not had ECT but having read Toxic Psychiatry, Drugs and ECT by Peter Breggin I would not recommend its use to anyone. He makes reference to a neurologists conclusion about autopsies on people in the 50s who had receieved multiple rounds of ECT. He concludes that the effects on the brain resemble changes of punch drunk boxing veterans with microvascular haemorrhages and scarring. The only difference between todays ECT and earlier ECT is that because of the use of muscle relaxants, higher currents can be used. Sure ECT will probably get you out of a suicidal cognitive cycle but so would being KO'd by Mike Tyson
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