Harsh Treatment

Info Document Actions Print this The Wall St. Journal exposes the rise of crude versions of psychosurgery in China. Psychosurgery is defined as the intentional destruction of healthy brain tissue to change behavior. Lobotomy is an example of psychosurgery. Psychosurgery is actually quietly done throughout the world, but the type in China is especially crude,…

Shock and Awe

Info Document Actions Print this The Village Voice published this article about “The stunning comeback of electroshock and other harrowing treatments for the mentally ill.” The Voice also published a letter by director of MindFreedom International David W. Oaks in response to the article. Shock and Awe Date Published: Sep 18, 2007 01:00 AM Author:…

ACLU Lawsuit: “ICE Drugging Detainees Set for Deportation”

Info CNN covers the story that the American Civil Liberties Union is suing over forced psychiatric drugging of immigrants facing deportation. Raymond Seoth and wife. 12 October 2007 original article: http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/10/12/doping.immigrants/index.html From Thelma Gutierrez  LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) — Former detainees of Immigration and Customs Enforcement accuse the agency in a lawsuit of forcibly injecting…

NY State New Guidelines on Forced Electroshock

Info Apparently in response to the state-wide outrage following MindFreedom human rights alerts about two individuals slated for forced electroshock, NY State has issued new “guidelines” about use of involuntary electroshock over the wishes of the subject. MindFreedom’s response: No Means No. MindFreedom Update    New York State Issues New “Guidelines” on Electroshock    Guidelines…

A writer on electroshock

Info A writer reflects on how electroshock has impacted memory. This anonymous piece was posted on the excellent blog by Philip Dawdy, called Furious Seasons. Original was posted on this excellent blog: http://www.furiousseasons.com/archives/2007/07/a_readers_ect_experience.html July 13, 2007 A Reader’s ECT Experience The following was sent to me by SS, a reader, who wanted me to post…