Electroshock as a Form of Violence Against Women

@article{Burstow2006ElectroshockAA,
  title={Electroshock as a Form of Violence Against Women},
  author={B. Burstow},
  journal={Violence Against Women},
  year={2006},
  volume={12},
  pages={372 - 392}
}
  • B. Burstow
  • Published 2006
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Violence Against Women
  • This article reframes electroconvulsive therapy as a form of violence against women. Drawing on women’s testimony and on scientific research, it establishes that this “treatment,” which is overwhelmingly given to women, results in extensive cognitive and physical impairment. Correspondingly, it functions and is experienced as a form of assault and social control, not unlike wife battery. Emergent themes include electroshock as life destroying, a sign of contempt for women, punishment, a means… CONTINUE READING
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