KBOO radio host, Paul Roland, interviews electroshock survivor Michael Sturman and David Potter from Rethinking Psychiatry. What is it like to receive electroshock? What is it like to live afterwards with electroshock induced trauma? What is the significance of the recent legal victory in California over a shock machine manufacturer?
Michael Sturman has an M.A. in psychology from the University of Detroit (1969) and practiced psychology for over thirty years in a number of settings. At sixteen he was a patient at a state hospital in Michigan where he received 20-30 bilateral electroshock treatments, and underwent a long and difficult road to recovery. He is now retired, and lives in Eugene, Oregon.
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