Powerful Anti-ECT Video

My talented friend over at Materialistic Psychiatry recently created a powerful and informative anti-ECT video.

TRIGGER WARNINGS: disturbing imagery, shock machine brochures, suicide references.

 

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Cardiologist Brain Damaged by ECT Denied Justice

A few weeks back I wrote about Dadi, a former cardiologist who was suing his psychiatrist for millions of dollars in damages for severe cognitive impairment Dadi suffered after a series of  ECT treatments.

white capped text on dark grey background reads “I HAD A VERY GOOD MEMORY BEFORE. I PRACTICED MEDICINE. I HAD THOUSANDS OF PATIENTS. I LOST IT ALL,” HE SAID. “THE MEMORY LOSS. THE ISOLATION I FEEL BECAUSE OF MY INABILITY TO INTERACT WITH OTHERS. THE INABILITY TO DRIVE. I THINK THE PROCEDURE CAUSED BRAIN DAMAGE AND I FEEL IT. EVERY DAY. EVERY DAY.” Dr. Shaul Dadi

“Instead of respecting all these ‘No, no, no, no,’ [from Dadi]. . . Dr. Dadi, with no written consent, goes for electroshock therapy,' La Vista said, [And] it doesn’t matter that there’s no written consent, because the oral consent is no good, either.'"

After a twelve day trial and  nearly four hours of jury deliberation, a devastating verdict was delivered to Dadi and his wife.

The psychiatrist that damaged his brain was cleared of all charges. He will continue to shock away people’s intelligence, memories, and abilities. If they are fortunate enough to have the resources to their grievances to court, a jury of their peers is sure to f#$% things up and the world continues on in blissful ignorance about the true abuses and hazards of electroshock.

 Read the full story here.

The shock machine manufacturers and the psychiatric industry remain completely unscathed by all of this.

Dadi is not the first and will not be the last shock survivor to get screwed over by our legal system.

This is a state of shock survivor lawsuits.

 

90 Days to Tell the FDA No to Down-Classification of Shock Device

Action is needed now, survivors! The FDA is pushing to downgrade shock machines to class II devices that puts it on equal level risk to a wheelchair.

An FYI to those who don’t know, shock machines have never been tested by the FDA. Shock survivor or no, you should be outraged at the government entity charged with protecting American citizens from harmful drugs and devices is so eager to reduce protection for a device that has been shown to cause death by complications or suicide and brain damage and permanent disability, that has never been officially tested. This is inexcusable.

“Are you over 18?  Treatment Resistant? Require Rapid Response? Watch out! The FDA as a proposed rule under public inspection[1], just for you! During this public inspection period, tell the FDA NO to the down-classification of shock devices. Tell the FDA exactly how subjective “treatment resistant” and “require rapid response” are as concepts.”

Source: 90 Days to Tell the FDA No to Down-Classification of Shock Device

A Paralegal Employed by Firm Representing ECT Survivor Speaks Out Against Shock

lies by David Castillo Dominici

Richard Warner has plenty to say about electroshock

thanks to several years of paralegal work he did for a firm representing a man who’s entire autobiographical memory was erased by ECT. Warner has heavily researched electroshock; its use, studies, what doctors know and are withhold regarding efficacy and risk and beautifully argues against the procedure in his paper, Shock Treatment: Efficacy, Memory Loss, and Brain Damage – Psychiatry’s Don’t Look, Don’t Tell Policy.

After reading this, I think anyone who has participated in deceiving the public and profited from the destruction of countless lives should lose their prestigious credentials, and spend the rest of their lives in a prison cell.

View all 42 pages of this anti-ECT masterpiece here.

Shock Treatment: Efficacy, Memory Loss, and Brain Damage – Psychiatry’s Don’t Look, Don’t Tell Policy. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://akmhcweb.org/ncarticles/RichardWarneronShockTreatment.pdf

Image courtesy of [David Castillo Dominici] at FreeDigitalPhotos.net