Shock and the FDA

The FDA’s regulation of electroshock or lack there of, has a long history. Here is past and present shock FDA info.

Resources on Current FDA Electroshock Issues

Lauren Tenney

Shock Device Safe As Eyeglasses? 89 Days to Say No

Change.org petition

40 Days to Tell the #FDAStoptheShockDevice

Citizens Demanding Justice: Combat the American Psychiatric Association’s Pro-Shock Treatment Campaign: Do Not Be Fooled! #FDAStopTheShockDevice

Less Than 72 Hours Left to Respond the FDA

Comments by Shock Survivors and Their Loved Ones – Mad In America

Talk with Tenney FDA/ECT Broadcasts

Talk with Tenney: Special Reading of Shock FDA Reclassification Document

Talk with Tenney: Special: Tell the FDA No to Reclassifying the Shock Device

Talk with Tenney: Special: 13 Days Left to Say #FDAStopTheShockDevice 03/15 by Lauren Tenney | Current Events Podcasts

Talk with Tenney: Comment on complaint: FDA Ombuds Office #FDAStopTheShockDevice 03/17 by Lauren Tenney | Current Events Podcasts

Talk with Tenney: Special Update on #FDAStopTheShockDevice Campaign 03/22 by Lauren Tenney | Current Events Podcasts

Aftershock posts

Poll: Did you know shock machines have never been FDA tested before undergoing ECT?

A Survivor’s Response to FDA’s ECT Rule Change

FDA Stop the Shock Device Petition Comments

My FDA Response and Some Afterthoughts

Who Are Anti-Psychiatry Activists? People Harmed by Psychiatry

History is Being Made 

Poll: Did you know shock machines have never been FDA tested before undergoing ECT?

Treatment Resistant Depression and Drug Efficacy

The FDA’s Plan to Mitigate Risk of Injury and Death From ECT Machines: Put a Label on it

Protesting Electroshock Just Got Easier Thanks to Electronic FDA Response Forms

Concussions, the NFL, Shock Machines and the FDA

Here’s a concise summary outlining the FDA and its role in regulating devices like shock machines 

Other Sources

Peter Breggin: The FDA Wants to Approve ECT Without Testing

Mad in America ECT Archives: info on this topic and the “procedure” in general

a concise summary outlining the FDA and its role in regulating devices like shock machines 

FDA Panel Recommends Testing of ECT Machines

Loretta Wilson

FDA to Reclassify Electroconvulsive Therapy Device – date sensitive

Reclassify the ECT Device? – FDA Proposal of 12/29/2016

Resources on Past FDA Electroshock Issues

Video coverage of the 2011 hearing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQ4vKpJo2KA

 MindFreedom.org

Background about the FDA proposal to de-regulate ECT device 

Mindfreedom articles on the FDA

Other Sources

 Doctors of Deception is a heavily cited, informative book on electroshock, its history, and the FDA’s role in regulating shock devices including and overview of how the FDA works and the last FDA hearings

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