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Author Andre, Linda, 1959-

Title Doctors of deception : what they don't want you to know about shock treatment / Linda Andre
Published New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 359 pages) : illustrations
Contents The trouble with time -- Eugenic conceptions I : ticking time bombs -- Eugenic conceptions II : useless eaters -- A little brain pathology -- Informed consent and the dawn of the public relations era -- The American Psychiatric Association Task Force -- The making of an American activist -- The ECT industry cows the media -- Long strange trip : ECT and the food and drug administration -- The Committee for Truth in Psychiatry -- Anecdote or evidence? -- Shaming science -- The lie that won't die -- Erasing history -- The triumph of public relations over science -- Should shock be banned? : the moral context -- Where do we go from here?
Summary Mechanisms and standards exist to safeguard the health and welfare of the patient, but for electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)used to treat depression and other mental illnessessuch approval methods have failed. Prescribed to thousands over the years, public relations as opposed to medical trials have paved the way for this popular yet dangerous and controversial treatment option. Doctors of Deception is a revealing history of ECT (or shock therapy) in the United States, told here for the first time. Through the examination of court records, medical data, FDA reports, industry claims, her own ex
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 316-348) and index
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Subject Electroconvulsive therapy.
Shock therapy.
Electroconvulsive Therapy -- adverse effects.
Electroconvulsive Therapy -- ethics.
Electroconvulsive Therapy -- history.
Informed Consent.
Mental Disorders -- therapy.
Treatment Outcome.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008014124
ISBN 0813546524 (electronic bk.)
9780813546520 (electronic bk.)
(hardcover ; alk. paper)