The above info box was published along with the article “Controversial Shock Therapy Back for Severe Depression,” written by Laura Unger and published in Louisville Courier-Journal today. There’s not necessarily anything new in the article, but it does quote Dr. Peter Breggin, a physician noted for his opposition to ECT, saying that ECT is a “closed-head lobotomy.”
I guess an article about ECT can’t escape from talking about the opposition viewpoint. It’s just that we don’t ever seem to question the potential complications that might arise from other surgeries, such as organ transplants—where we’re literally opening the person up and taking out someone’s organ from his/her body and then putting someone else’s organ back in. Doesn’t that sound a bit dangerous, too?