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#electroconvulsive therapy

# electroconvulsive-therapy - Thursday 5 May, 2016

Hundreds of Irish people are still undergoing electro-shock therapy ECT

Hundreds of Irish people are still undergoing electro-shock therapy

Critics say it is “outdated”, but medical professionals say it works.

# electroconvulsive-therapy - Thursday 12 November, 2015

'Worrying' jump in electroshock without consent and with physical restraint of mental health patients

Seclusion increased for the first time in six years, while the use of physical restraint increased by 8% in 2013 compared to 2012.

# electroconvulsive-therapy - Friday 20 February, 2015

'Lax' response by Cavan hospital to electro-shock blunder

An inspection found a patient was not given the proper muscle relaxant before being shocked.

# electroconvulsive-therapy - Sunday 12 August, 2012

347 psychiatric patients received electro-shock therapy in 2010

A debate is raging over whether patients should ever be given ECT against their wishes