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.