HOW MUCH EVIDENCE DO WE HAVE THAT ECT IS TORTURE? AN HOUR AND TWENTY-TWO MINUTES OF IT.
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THREE WAYS TO BRING THE FIGHT TO ECT.
“One fact about ECT: It damages the brain. Period.... ECT should have been banned 50 years ago.”
—Dr. Norman Shealy, Neurosurgeon
WHAT IS ECT?

Electroconvulsive therapy, or ECT, is a procedure used by some psychiatrists. Up to 460 volts of electricity are sent coursing through the brain. Why? To produce a grand mal seizure they claim will “reset” or “reboot” the brain.

This theory has never been proven. In fact, there is considerable evidence that ECT causes significant and irreversible brain damage.

The human brain is a highly intricate organ, controlling the body with more than five trillion signals every second. It performs that feat with nearly eight times less than the power of a watch battery. But one ECT session assaults the brain with 2,300 times more electricity than it needs to function, leading to severe trauma.

HOW MANY ELEVATORS CAN BE POWERED WITH THE ELECTRICITY FROM ONE ECT SESSION? WATCH THE DOCUMENTARY.
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ECT QUICK FACTS

  • The ECT death rate is 50 times higher than the US murder rate.
  • Infant mortality rate was 7.1% following the administration of ECT to pregnant mothers.
  • ECT sends up to 460 volts of electricity through the brain in order to induce a grand mal seizure.
  • With an estimated 100,000 Americans a year given ECT, for a total of about $260 worth of electricity, psychiatrists have created a $5.4 billion shock empire.
  • The human brain operates on 0.2 volts, nearly eight times less than the power of a watch battery—1.5 volts—compared to up to 460 volts put through the brain in a single shock treatment, 2,300 times the electricity that the brain uses to function.
  • Side effects of ECT include amnesia (substantial and permanent memory loss), confusion, disorientation, apathy, disinterest, headaches, nausea, slowed reaction time, lowered intellectual function and death.
  • Children between the ages of 0–5 are being shocked under the guise of “treatment.”
  • ECT can cause a 20- to 40-point drop in IQ.
  • The FDA has never required clinical studies that prove electroshock is either safe or effective, despite being used for more than 80 years.

ELECTROCONVULSIVE THERAPY’S DEATH RATE IS 50 TIMES HIGHER THAN THE US MURDER RATE. THAT SHOULD SHOCK EVERYBODY.

If that number bothers you, contact us to learn more. If it doesn’t, you must be a psychiatrist.

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