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Electroshocks for the Severely Depressed to be Banned in India

by Savitha C Muppala on  March 24, 2011 at 9:09 PM Mental Health News   - G J E 4
Electric shocks or electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has been in use since the 1940's as a last resort for the severely depressed who do not respond to other forms of therapy. ECT is likely to be banned in India soon.
 Electroshocks for the Severely Depressed to be Banned in India
Electroshocks for the Severely Depressed to be Banned in India
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The Union Health Ministry has held discussions with  doctors, administrators and state administrators concerned with the District Mental Health Programme about the proposed changes to the Mental Health Care Bill, 2010.

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Psychiatrists are of the opinion that even though the Health Ministry has proposed a ban on ECT, it should be allowed under anesthesia in special cases, where it can save lives.



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Thankfully, someone is smart enough to ban this barabaric, brain-damaging procedure wherein even the Dr. Frankenstein's using it, cannot tell you how it works.
KevinH Friday, March 25, 2011

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