Friday, March 11, 2005

Some Quotes

"The ECT patients' inferior (test) performance does suggest that ECT causes permanent brain damage."
American Journal of Psychiatry (1973)
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"Is ECT necessary as a treatment modality in psychiatry? The answer is absolutely not. In the United States, 92% of psychiatrists do not use it despite the existence of an established journal entirely devoted to the subject to give it scientific respectability. ECT is and always will be a controversial treatment and an example of shameful science."
Hanafy A. Youssef, D.M. D.P.M FRC Psych Medway Hospital, Gillingham, Kent, U.K.
Fatma A. Youssef D. NSc, M.P.H, R.N. School of Health Professions, Marymount University Arlington, Virginia, USA

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