The Citizens Commission on Human Rights Nashville Chapter (CCHR Nashville) recently held the premiere of the new gripping documentary ECT: Therapy or Torture, in which victims of ECT tell of the irreparable damage of blasting a persons brain with as much as 640 volts of electricity. One victim cant remember her name or address, another lost 50 points of IQ, a third, given the treatment for depression after the birth of her baby, says, they literally raped my soul.
CCHR has long been an advocate for human rights, especially as relates to patients rights in the field of mental health. Per the international CCHR website, cchr.org, CCHR has long fought to restore basic inalienable human rights to the field of mental health, including, but not limited to, full informed consent regarding the medical legitimacy of psychiatric diagnosis, the risks of psychiatric treatments, the right to all available medical alternatives and the right to refuse any treatment considered harmful.
Rev. Brian Fesler, who serves on the board of CCHR Nashville, said, We are working to get the word out about ECT and its dangers. People are getting hurt every day at the hands of psychiatrists, and its time that this out-dated excuse for treatment is banned.
CCHR is a non-profit, non-political, non-religious mental health watchdog. Its mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections. CCHR receives reports about abuses in the field of mental health and is especially interested in situations where persons experienced abuse or damage due to a false diagnosis or unwanted and harmful psychiatric treatments, such as psychiatric drugs, electroshock (ECT) and electronic or magnetic brain stimulation (TMS). CCHR is often able to assist with filing complaints, and can work with a persons attorney to further investigate the case. To contact CCHR Nashville for more information, visit cchrnashville.org.