Posted by tina on May 14, 2000, at 12:05:49
In reply to Re: Evidence For Forced ECT?, posted by Elizabeth on May 14, 2000, at 4:24:27
Can you all just agree to disagree and drop the subject. I know some of you have opinions that you want to get across to the others but it really hurts me to see everyone at eachother's throats. This is a place where we are supposed to be supportive and non-judgemental of eachother. I come here for help and understanding from people who are trying to make it through difficult times but it almost makes me cry thinking of all of you getting so upset over this. I'm begging you--please stop, please, please, please. I love you guys.
> > Is there evidence that ECT is being administered in the United States at this time without patient consent? In the case of someone who is declared incompetent by court order (or has not reached the age of majority), who is permitted to give consent for ECT if not the patient, and under what circumstances?
> I can't answer any of your other questions, but it would be a parent or legal guardian.