Shock Treatment Study Exposes Medical Psychopaths

It takes a lot of lying to turn such incriminating evidence into exoneration.  The  psychopathy in the medical (especially the psychiatric) research establishment is systemic.  Only massive public ignorance and media complicity allows such organized crime and abuse to masquerade as healing.

“The media coverage was unquestioning and wholly positive. ECT is touted as the best treatment for depression and we are told that science has finally, after more than 70 years, found out how it works. The method used was bilateral ECT — the most grossly damaging and most commonly used form of the treatment. Both electrodes are placed over the temples, overlapping the frontal lobes of the brain. The most intensive surge of electricity hits the memory centers in the tip of the temporal lobes and affects the highest human functions in the frontal lobes.

“The title of the research paper actually tells the story: “Electroconvulsive therapy reduces frontal cortical connectivity in severe depressive disorder.” The specific area is the “dorsolateral prefrontal cortical region.” This is the same area assaulted by surgical lobotomy. It contains nerve trunks connecting the rest of the brain with the frontal lobes — the seat of our capacity to be thoughtful, insightful, loving, and creative. Think of what it takes to be a person; all of that requires the unimpaired functioning and connectivity of the frontal lobes of your brain.

“Using a functional MRI in nine patients, the authors of the study conclude, “Our results show that ECT has lasting effects on the functional architecture of the brain.” The result of these lasting effects is “decrease in functional connectivity” with other parts of the brain. In other words, the frontal lobes are cut off from the rest of the brain. The authors call this “disconnectivity.” Does this sound familiar? It is a “lasting” frontal lobotomy.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-peter-breggin/electroshock-treatment_b_1373619.html