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02 Feb 2006

Shock Treatment
I dont believe the Doc's remarks regarding ECT????? I remember seeing an earlier posting from him where he informed someone that he 'would not recommend it in his practice" now he's OKAYING it. Playing devil's advocate are we? For crying in a bucket people, wake up!!!! This treatment has been banned in some countries! Now why do you think that is? Ask yourself, how can sending volts of electricity to your brain do any good? No really, think about it? ECT was used in concentration camps as punishment and torture. I have some very accurate and eye opening info if anyone is remotely interested...

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01 Jan 0001

GS, read carefully, and think before you speak. I have said, more than once, that I personally have not recommended ECT in my practice. But when a good friend of all readers here, has had chronic problems, and has seen 3 different shrinks for re-assessment and further opinions, have all recommended that he have ECT, it is not up to me to "OK" it. He asked for information about how it might affect him, and I responded. I hoppe it helps him and that he does well, as he so richly deserves to do.
You, on the other hand, sound as though you have swallowed the inaccurate Scientology propaganda whole, without question, and are merely reproducing it. There is remarkably little evidence that ECT causes problems. ECT was NEVER ever used in concentration camps as punishment or torture --- terrible and horrible things happened in those camps, but not ECT. I would advise other readers not to contact a fanatic like you to receive Scientology propaganda ( and after all, Scientology's REAL beef with psychiatry, education, etc, is as a rival --- they want everyone to pay their money to the Scientology clique, and receive THEIR treatment, for which there isn't a shred of good scientific evidence of any benefits at all.
Now, "Dr Michael Chavin" ( if indeed it is he who posted the message, rather than someone quoting him ) is a Scientology speaker who crusades against ECT, apparently for a living ( I haven't been able to check on his other credentials and qualifications ) Seemingly he's an an MD, I can't find a trace of genuine research publications or studies by him, and most of his appearances in print are in quotes, like this one, from the Scientology / CCHR literature, and he is often quoted as if working within the CCHR, a Scientology front or related organization.
Also, interestingly, in the phony flood of anti ECT messages here, "Dr Michael Chavin" is the same person as "neurologist", and "Anon", and maybe a few others.
DBB, we hope everything goes well for you.
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