Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry

Remembering a Quarter of a Million “Mental Patients” Murdered in the 1930s and 1940s

This article by Dr. John Read has been published in Psychology Today. It begins: “In 1941, the staff of the Hadamar  Psychiatric  Institution—psychiatrists, nurses and secretaries—attended a ceremony and were each given a bottle of beer. The occasion was the murder of…
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ECT depression therapy should be suspended, study suggests

“The use of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) to treat depression should be immediately suspended, a study says” Mark Easton reports for the BBC: “ECT involves passing electric currents through a patient’s brain to cause seizures or fits. Dr John Read, of the…
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