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Doctors of deception : what they don't want you to know about shock treatment / Linda Andre.

Author/Creator:
Andre, Linda, 1959-
Publication:
New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2009.
Format/Description:
Book
xi, 359 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Subjects:
Shock therapy.
Electroconvulsive therapy.
Medical subjects:
Electroconvulsive Therapy -- adverse effects.
Electroconvulsive Therapy -- ethics.
Electroconvulsive Therapy -- history.
Informed Consent.
Mental Disorders -- therapy.
Treatment Outcome.
Contents:
The trouble with time
Eugenic conceptions I : ticking time bombs
Eugenic conceptions II : useless eaters
A little brain pathology
Informed consent and the dawn of the public relations era
The American Psychiatric Association Task Force
The making of an American activist
The ECT industry cows the media
Long strange trip : ECT and the food and drug administration
The Committee for Truth in Psychiatry
Anecdote or evidence?
Shaming science
The lie that won't die
Erasing history
The triumph of public relations over science
Should shock be banned? : the moral context
Where do we go from here?
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 316-348) and index.
ISBN:
9780813544410 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0813544416 (hardcover : alk. paper)
OCLC:
218190069
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