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Stop shocking our mothers and grandmothers



For almost two decades I was a victim of what I now am aware was psychiatric torture. I believe because I am a woman, it was easier to become a psychiatric victim and to be denied my right to be human. I got my first bolt of electricity just three days after childbirth on the 30th of January 1976. I continued to be electrocuted for the month of February until the middle of March, 12 more times while simultaneously being drugged into oblivion. The electrocution I received then without informed consent was what is now described as modified ‘ECT’. I was transformed from a 28 year old, happy, optimistic, musical woman to a person who could not think or feel. My capacity to be myself was severely diminished. Electroshock damaged my brain and made it very difficult to be a first time mother to my newborn daughter. I do not remember holding her in my arms for the first time. We were separated until June. My heart was broken. When we were finally united, the system had succeeded in returning me to my family full of fear and suffering from the adverse effects of the psychotropic drugs I was now prescribed.

I received more sessions of electroshock in 1983 and eventually I was labelled a ‘manic depressive’ which now unfortunately, has become a more acceptable label to many by renaming it ‘Bi-Polar’. It has also made it easier to label young children.

Electroshock is a major part of the toolkit of psychiatry which is diagnosing human behaviour as a ‘mental illness’. Psychiatry is a fraudulent belief system. It masquerades as a medical science while it has very little scientific evidence. It calls electroshock a ‘treatment’ while it has no idea how it works. Yet all doctors know that electroshock produces a grand mal seizure which definitely causes brain damage. If a seizure did not cause brain damage why do general doctors regard it as an emergency when a person has a spontaneous seizure?

Today, electroshock is on the increase worldwide and many more women receive it than men. Yet statistics would lead us to believe that more men than women take their own lives. One of the reasons for giving electroshock is supposed to be to prevent suicide! Psychiatrists are very powerful people and are backed up by powerful companies, companies who conduct false trials in order to convince the public that black is white! Psychiatrists are trying to indoctrinate the public that somehow the electroshock today is different to the electroshock I received in 1976 and 1983 but it is not! Then I was not conscious when I received it. It was under anaesthetic as it is today so it was and is not visible to others when one has an epileptic fit. But in fact this kind of electroshock can cause more brain damage because more voltage is needed to cause a fit which is the desired effect of electroshock in the first place.

The most terrible aspect of electroshock is that it is often forced on innocent victims, mostly elderly women. The pursuit of power over others has caused untold human suffering. Psychiatry today has the power to destroy people’s lives. "Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." C.S.Lewis


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