TITLE

Electroshock Forced on Children and Involuntary Adults

AUTHOR(S)
Breggin, Peter R.
PUB. DATE
July 2009
SOURCE
Ethical Human Psychology & Psychiatry;2009, Vol. 11 Issue 2, p80
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article highlights the failure of the professional ethics of psychiatrists to respect the sanctity of the human spirit when administering electroshock treatment on children and involuntary adults. Information is provided on the inspiration for electroshock treatment and how it damages the brain through a variety of mechanisms.
ACCESSION #
43476465

 

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