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Doctors of Deception: What They Don't Want You to Know About Shock Treatment

Doctors of Deception: What They Don't Want You to Know About Shock Treatment (Hardback)


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Doctors of Deception is a revealing history of ECT (or shock therapy) in the United States, told here for the first time. Through the examination of court records, medical data, FDA reports, industry claims, her own experience as a patient of shock therapy, and the stories of others, Andre exposes tactics used by the industry to promote ECT as a responsible treatment when all the scientific evidence suggested otherwise.

Medical & VeterinaryBrances of medicineClinical psychologyMedical & VeterinaryBrances of medicinePsychiatryMedical & VeterinaryBrances of medicinePsychotherapyMedical & VeterinaryMedicine: general issuesHistory of medicineMedical & VeterinaryMedicine: general issuesMedical professionMedical ethics & professional conduct Publisher: Rutgers University Press Publication Date: 04/02/2009 ISBN-13: 9780813544410  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Linda Andre is a writer, activist, and the director of the Committee for Truth in Psychiatry. Since receiving ECT in the early 1980s, she has been an advocate for the human and civil rights of psychiatrically labelled people, particularly the right to truthful informed consent. She has been interviewed by numerous publications and media such as 20/20, the New York Times, and the Washington Post.

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