Shock Therapy

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Referat, Hausaufgabe, Shock Therapy
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SHOCK THERAPY ELECTROCONVULSIVE THERAPY (ECT) Shock Therapy is banned in several countries, and severely restricted in many others. Up to 400 volts of electricity are pumped into the brains of the mentally ill, often against their will. The aim though psychiatrists admit they have no idea how it works is to induce severe convulsions to make the mentally ill better, the depressed happier. The result, say critics, is memory loss, brain damage, physical disability, paralysis and, too often, death. There s many patients whose brains are frankly fried. Pat Butterfield, founder of the pressure group ECT Anonymous, boycotted the high-profile debate on ECT. He thinks it is a bit of a PR job. They are trying to gain a bit of credibility. His group has 600 members, who say they have been harmed by ...

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