11 January 2017
Turn it on again! Phil Collins reveals he uses controversial electroshock therapy as he plans his big comeback
Upon a critical read of this confusing article, it seems the implied similarities between the physiotherapy treatment Phil Collins received and the psychiatric treatment Carrie Fisher received are all false.
28 December 2016
24 October 2015
This essay is composed in order to better inform the person considering electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) so that they may better understand the range of possible consequences and adverse affects that shock can have on their life and thus be in a better position to decide if ECT is the right treatment for them. This paper is intentionally one-sided as the author hopes to properly inform persons regarding the harm that electroconvulsive therapy can and does regularly cause. To emphasis the negative possibilities is appropriate and necessary as the psychiatric industry does not provide truthful information regarding the severity of the risks. Presently, shock treatment is being presented as a safe and effective form of treatment even though it is neither. Since it was first introduced, it has had devastating consequences. This is the case presently during what proponents have termed “modified ECT.”
12 May 2015
04 May 2015
A controversial treatment
This post was inspired by an article on Health.com by Tammy Worth
When most people think of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), or shock therapy, they imagine a strapped-down patient writhing in pain. (Probably thanks to the movie One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.)
And many regard it as an outdated, barbaric treatment no longer in use.
In fact, ECT is still in use, and why and how it’s used may surprise you. Here are some common myths and facts about the procedure.