There’s this belief that forced electroshock is a thing of past–something rare or nonexistent in enlightened, modern-day psychiatry.
Recently, there was even a change in Irish law that seemed to protect a patient’s choice to refuse shock.
But, turns out it’s utterly useless. The article below explains how this patient refusal can easily be overturned by psychiatrists.
All they have to do is declare a patient incompetent.
Irish Examiner: Electroconvulsive therapy is still given to patients who don’t want it
This articles statistics of people who had shock against their will is stunning.
Clearly forced electroshock is far from rare, and psychiatry, still in the dark ages.
Quick and dirty citation
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