ELECTROSHOCK: End the barbarity now

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I hope you and the public will hear me. I am a retired level one trauma nurse of many years trying to get media to address the cover-ups and harm around the use of electroshock or ECT. It is being performed at an alarming rate and for many things. It has no FDA testing for either safety or effectiveness. This involves up to 450 volts or more to the brain.

There are lawsuits taking place around the devices that are now national. There are firms interviewing for medical malpractice, as every procedure has been proven in court to cause a traumatic brain injury similar to the NFL injuries. The same devices are still being used, and patients are not being warned. There are also two suits filed against the FDA, but all are silent.

Doctors are culpable, and are criminally failing in their duty to warn, protect and not cause harm. There are billions of dollars involved in the U.S. annually around this, and major media will not touch the subject, which is being performed at leading institutions.

Electroshock is being used on our veterans, our children and also women in pregnancy. This is trauma, not help. Please see ectjustice.com for more information.

DEBORAH SCHWARTZKOPFF

McMinnville, Ore.

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