Electroconvulsive Therapy

In the 1970s, historians David Healy and Edward Shorter write in their e-book Shock Therapy, a growing anti-psychiatry motion spearheaded by the Church of Scientology claimed that ECT ‘destroys minds’. In 1944, Emil Gelny, a psychiatrist at two psychological hospitals in Lower Austria and a member of the Nazi Party, modified an ECT machine to… Continue reading Electroconvulsive Therapy