When it comes to ECT, the only stories that matter to main stream media are the “it saved my life!” ones. Those who have claim injury and/or abuse are ignored, discredited and disregarded in any ECT discussion.
“your imagining things, you are mentally ill, after all”
“your a rare case and don’t represent the majority”
“if doctors forced you to have it, you probably needed it”
This blind invalidation needs to stop.
It’s time these accounts are treated as valid.
Its time people keep asking questions-even when someone throws down a Suzie Success Story.
All personal accounts matter- not just “happy” ones.
Asking honest questions must be allowed and encouraged.
What do doctors really know or not know about ECT?
Why do some people feel helped?
What research has been done and by whom? Is there a conflict of interest? How are these studies conducted? How do doctors define depression…
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