Deborah Schwartzkopff, ECT survivor and founder of ECT Justice, talks about the medical and legal implications of … Watch video
Have you suffered from Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)?
If you have suffered permanent injury from ECT or if the risk of ECT was not fully explained in the consent process, then we hope you will fill out our ECT questionnaire. In gathering this information, we expect to find commonalities among survivors that will empower us to effect change in the use of ECT as a therapy modality for mental illness and Parkinson’s disease, and to ultimately stop its use in its current form.
If you have suffered memory loss or cognitive issues following ECT, it is important to have documentation of loss. If you are able, seek neuro/cognitive testing from a psychologist who is certified in this area. Ask for a copy of these results for your personal record. For the record, you may also want to request an EEG from a qualified neurologist and retain a copy of the results.