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From TheJournal.ie Hundreds of Irish people are still undergoing electro-shock therapy ECT

Hundreds of Irish people are still undergoing electro-shock therapy

Critics say it is “outdated”, but medical professionals say it works.

From TheJournal.ie 'Worrying' jump in electroshock without consent and with physical restraint of mental health patients Mental Health Commission

'Worrying' jump in electroshock without consent and with physical restraint of mental health patients

Seclusion increased for the first time in six years, while the use of physical restraint increased by 8% in 2013 compared to 2012.

From TheJournal.ie 'Lax' response by Cavan hospital to electro-shock blunder Psychiatric Unit

'Lax' response by Cavan hospital to electro-shock blunder

An inspection found a patient was not given the proper muscle relaxant before being shocked.

From TheJournal.ie Electroshock still used without consent despite promises ECT

Electroshock still used without consent despite promises

The expert group are due to give their report to the minister soon.

From TheJournal.ie Calls to end electroshock therapy, it can be carried out on people "unwilling or unable" to consent Unwilling

Calls to end electroshock therapy, it can be carried out on people "unwilling or unable" to consent

In 2011, 25 out of 332 programmes of ECT were given to patients who were either unwilling or unable to give consent to the treatment.

From TheJournal.ie The ‘defacto detained’: How voluntary patients can be held without review Mental Health This post contains videos

The ‘defacto detained’: How voluntary patients can be held without review

Under the current Mental Health Act, while involuntary patients are entitled to a have their detention reviewed by a mental health tribunal, voluntary patients are not afforded the same rights.

From TheJournal.ie Minister Lynch: ‘Unwilling’ patients no longer to receive electric shock therapy Mary Raftery Fund

Minister Lynch: ‘Unwilling’ patients no longer to receive electric shock therapy

Patients who refuse to give their consent will no longer be forced to have the controversial treatment under new laws.

From TheJournal.ie Concerns over use of electroshock therapy on non-consenting patients ECT

Concerns over use of electroshock therapy on non-consenting patients

A patient must consent to the treatment, but if they decide against it a decision can be overridden by two psychiatrists.

From TheJournal.ie 347 psychiatric patients received electro-shock therapy in 2010 Mental Health

347 psychiatric patients received electro-shock therapy in 2010

A debate is raging over whether patients should ever be given ECT against their wishes

From TheJournal.ie Call for changes in use of electro-convulsive therapy Mental Health

Call for changes in use of electro-convulsive therapy

The Mental Health Commission has criticised the use of electro-convulsive therapy on patients who are unwilling or unable to give consent.

From TheJournal.ie Electro-shock therapy defended by psychiatric group Mental Health

Electro-shock therapy defended by psychiatric group

But health campaigner says its time treatment was banned without a patient’s clear consent.