Archive for December, 2006

ECT is damaging to human beings…

Tuesday, December 26th, 2006

When a therapy is found to be more damaging than helpful, should we as healthcare workers continue to participate or condone this treatment? I’ve never personally ever seen a patient who has gone under ECT doing better after their treatments. I’ve seen them say they feel better but they looked like zombies (flat affect, slow, pressured speech, slow gait,etc). I think it’s time for nurses to speak out against Electro-Convulsant Therapy. Read this article, then make a comment on what you think.

21% of suicide autopsies find antidepressants present!

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

Autopsy finds antidepressants in 21% of suicides. (Psychiatry)

BROOMFIELD, COLO. — Eleven percent of 123 youth suicide completers and 21% of 2,674 adults who died by suicide tested positive for the presence of an antidepressant in a comprehensive multistate study, Catherine Barber said at the annual conference of the American Association of Suicidology. (more…)