ECT Damages the Brain: Disturbing News for Patients and Shock Doctors Alike

Breggin, Peter R.
July 2007
Ethical Human Psychology & Psychiatry;Summer2007, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p83
Academic Journal
The article focuses on a study on the adverse cognitive effects of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). The study confirmed that electroshock causes permanent brain damage and dysfunction. It claims that the study did not provide the percentages of patients affected with persistent cognitive deficits to disguise the range of devastation. The study found that elderly women are particularly likely to get shocked and were the most susceptible to severe memory loss.


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