Electroconvulsive therapy and brain damage: the Ontario Supreme Court hearing of the evidence.

@article{Martin1986ElectroconvulsiveTA,
  title={Electroconvulsive therapy and brain damage: the Ontario Supreme Court hearing of the evidence.},
  author={Barry A. Martin and Preben Jacobsen},
  journal={Canadian journal of psychiatry. Revue canadienne de psychiatrie},
  year={1986},
  volume={31 5},
  pages={381-6}
}
The issue of whether electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) causes brain damage was examined by the Supreme Court of Ontario when an involuntarily hospitalized patient attempted to overturn a treatment order for ECT made by a review board. The Ontario Mental Health Act (MHA) specifically prohibits the authorization of psychosurgery by a review board. In this case, the patient argued that the board had exceeded its jurisdiction in authorizing ECT because ECT fell within the definition of psychosurgery… CONTINUE READING

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