“Case study suggests new therapy for autism”

Info Document Actions Print this The widely-respected medical center, Johns Hopkins, reports that a child diagnosed “autistic” was given electroshock (also known as electroconvulsive therapy or ECT). More young children may also be given shock for this diagnosis because psychiatrist Lee Wachtel of Baltimore’s Kennedy Krieger Institute describes the results of his experiment as “the…

Say No to Electroshock

Info Comité Pare-chocs is holding a gathering on Mother’s Day to protest ECT, highlighting the fact that it is used much more frequently on women than on men. What Social Event When May 09, 2009 from 07:00 AM to 09:00 AM Where Montreal, Quebec, Canada Contact Name pare-chocs@hotmail.com Contact Phone (514) 525-5060 Add event to…

Kate Waterbury: 12/18/1942 to 2/18/2009

Info Kate Waterbury: 12/18/1942 to 2/18/2009 Kate Waterbury was a long-time supporter of MindFreedom International, and a friend of MFI director, David Oaks. Kate supported wholistic and empowering care not only in the mental health system, and in health care in general. Kate Waterbury commemoration flier You may download a PDF file of a two-page…

“MSF donates ECT accessories to Govt Psychiatric Hospital”

Info Document Actions Print this A newspaper from the disputed territory of Kashmir reports that “Médecins Sans Frontières” (MSF) also called Doctors without Borders is donating an electroshock machine to this very poor region. MindFreedom International expresses its opposition. “MSF donates ECT accessories to Govt Psychiatric Hospital” Date Published: Feb 24, 2009 07:00 PM Source:…

New Bibliography of Personal Accounts of Madness

Info The most recent edition of a comprehensive bibliography on personal accounts of madness is now available. Gail Hornstein Professor Gail A. Hornstein at Mount Holyoke College has spent years creating a bibliography concerning personal accounts of madness written by survivorsthemselves or their family members, as well as anthologiesand critical analyses of the madness narrative…