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  • No more electroshock therapy for Chinese internet addicts

    07/14/2009 7:36:39 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 6 replies · 388+ views
    news ^ | July 14, 2009
    INTERNET addicts should stop receiving electroshock therapy because it doesn't work, the Chinese Health Ministry says. Nearly 3000 youths have undergone electroconvulsive therapy (ECT, or electroshock) at Linyi Mental Health Hospital, resident psychiatrist Yang Yongxin told the China Youth Daily. The hospital, based in eastern Shandong, runs a four-month web rehab program which includes medicine and counselling for a monthly fee of 5500 yuan ($1025).
  • The Body Electric's New Look - Why shock therapy deserves its mini-revival.

    01/07/2008 7:20:19 PM PST · by neverdem · 30 replies · 108+ views
    Slate ^ | Jan. 3, 2008 | Barron H. Lerner
    The history of electric shock therapy would seem to lend itself to a rather straightforward tale of last-ditch, gruesome treatment of mental illness. After all, we've all seen One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. But in their new book Shock Therapy, Edward Shorter and David Healy say this version is almost entirely inaccurate. Shorter is a historian who has written extensively on psychiatry, and Healy is a psychiatrist who has been highly critical of the marketing of psychopharmacological drugs. They believe that electroconvulsive therapy(ECT) is incredibly effective. And yet for decades, a severely depressed patient—even one on the brink of...
  • Shock Therapy Loses Some of Its Shock Value

    09/22/2006 9:34:51 PM PDT · by neverdem · 16 replies · 852+ views
    NY Times ^ | September 19, 2006 | JANE E. BRODY
    For an older woman I know who was suffering from “implacable depression” that refused to yield to any medications, electroconvulsive therapy — popularly called shock therapy — was a lifesaver. And Kitty Dukakis, wife of the former governor of Massachusetts and 1988 Democratic presidential nominee, says ECT, as doctors call it, gave her back her life, which had been rendered nearly unlivable by unrelenting despair and the alcohol she used to assuage it. Neither woman has experienced the most common side effect of ECT: memory disruption, though Mrs. Dukakis recalls nothing of a five-day trip to Paris she took after...
  • Admin Mod to Trolls: “Drop Dead”

    06/01/2006 1:08:49 PM PDT · by Buck Ninety-Nine · 5,547 replies · 24,551+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 31 — After vowing to steer a greater share of antiterrorism money to the highest-risk communities, Department of Homeland Security officials on Wednesday announced 2006 grants that slashed money for New York and Washington 40 percent, while other cities including Omaha and Louisville, Ky., got a surge of new dollars.Homeland security officials said the grants were a result of a more sophisticated evaluation process
  • ECT Info Requested

    05/15/2006 1:43:21 PM PDT · by jerseyareyououtthere · 12 replies · 240+ views
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  • ECT's Ecumenical Wrecking-Ball and Fr. Richard John Neuhaus

    04/23/2003 7:51:54 PM PDT · by Land of the Irish · 13 replies · 77+ views
    Catholic Apologetics International ^ | 10/16/2002 | Jacob Michael
    A friend of mine recently (April 11-13, 2002) attended the 11th Annual Wheaton College Theology Conference, an event that featured addresses by such figures as J.I. Packer, Timothy George, William Shea, Fr. Richard John Neuhaus, and Francis Cardinal George. As a subscriber to First Things, and a big fan of Fr. Neuhaus, my friend was most excited and anxious for me to hear a tape of Fr. Neuhaus' address, "A Personal Retrospective on the Conversation between Evangelicals and Catholics." Having quite recently been engaged in several conversations with my Baptist father on the nature of justification, as understood and explained...
  • The shocking adventures of Electroboy

    06/02/2002 9:53:00 AM PDT · by vannrox · 2 replies · 403+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Sunday March 10, 2002 | A manic memoir by Andy Behrman
    The shocking adventures of ElectroboyDrugs, felony charges, even jail couldn't stop him... Electroconvulsive therapy did. A manic memoir by Andy Behrman Andy Behrman Sunday March 10, 2002The ObserverAndy Behrman is a manic-depressive. For most of his adult life, he had periods of tremendous highs and terrible lows. He enjoyed drug binges and cross-continental shopping trips and sex with strangers. Then, in what would become a notorious art scandal in the 90s, Behrman masterminded a scheme to defraud his employer and friend, the artist Mark Kostabi. Behrman was convicted of fraud and sentenced to five months jail and five months house...