Friday, June 24, 2005

W.H.O. and Shock Therapy

The World Health Organisation has released a new mental health document which states that: “Inadequate mental health legislation in countries around the world is fuelling human rights abuses against people who need psychiatric care.”
and:
“Mental health laws can also be used to clamp down on many practices long deemed harmful for patients, ranging from use of shackles to misuse of electric shock therapy.”

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