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1976

Network Against Psychiatric Assault

Cuckoo Feathers Fly

San Francisco (Calif.) - A review of the film "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," comparing it with the book, and criticising the inaccuracies and clownish portrayals of the patients.

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1983 Nov. 13

Warrick, Camilla, 1954-

Group protests usage, value of electroshock

Cincinnati (Ohio) - Regarding a picket planned by People Against Psychiatric Oppression to protest the use of shock treatment at Christ Hospital. The article gives a brief history of electroconvulsive therapy, what both psychiatrists and former patients say about the treatment, and presents statistics for how often shock therapy is used, and how many die from the treatment.

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1976 June

Perlin, Michael L., 1946-

The right to refuse treatment in New Jersey

New Jersey - Discussing the Patients' Bill of Rights, in which mental patients have the right to refuse medication, be free of corporal punishment, not be subject to experimental research or treatment, and be free from physical restraint and isolation. There are also steps in place to determine the necessity of electroshock treatment if a patient is adjudicated incompetent.

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1979 Dec. 7

McMillen, Ronald

In the public eye Psychiatry in the mass media

Washington (D.C.) - Concerning favorable media coverage on the psychiatry field and its connection to the American Psychiatric Association. Recounting positive articles on diagnosis and treatment; including psychopharmacology and shock therapy.

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1979 Dec. 8

Weitz, Don

The shock of your life It blasts away your memories, but you don't forget electroshock

Montréal (Québec) - On the use of electroshock therapy on psychiatric patients and the lack of scientific evidence to justify its continued practice. Framed through the lens of an ex-mental patient named Ted. Reference is made to Leonard Roy Frank's book, The History of Shock Treatment, as well as the experiences of authors Ernest Hemingway and Sylvia Plath.

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1981 Nov.

Mauk, Susan

Surprising truths about shock treatment

New York (N.Y.) - On the benefits and value of electroshock treatment for schizophrenia and major depression. Including a brief informal history of the process as well as anecdotal evidence of its efficacy.

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1979 Dec. 7

McMillen, Ronald

In the public eye Psychiatry in the mass media

Washington (D.C.) - Concerning favorable media coverage on the psychiatry field and its connection to the American Psychiatric Association. Recounting positive articles on diagnosis and treatment; including psychopharmacology and shock therapy.

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1980 Feb. 14

$44 million, ban on therapy asked in wrongful death suit

Cleveland (Ohio) - Detailing a wrongful death suit seeking a ban on shock therapy treatment.

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1979 May 29

Frank, Leonard Roy

Men of violence and deceit

History and condemnation of ECT (electroconvulsive treatment). Including quotes from victims and analysis of the manipulation tactics and financial incentives claimed by doctors and scientists to justify ECT's continued practice. Reporting on side effects including memory loss, brain damage and death as well as less quantifiable changes such as a loss of curiosity, stamina and drive. Implying that ECT... more

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1981 Nov.

Miller, Jenny

Demonstrators demand city council act to halt Herrick barbarism

Berkeley (Calif.) - Reporting on a protest by Network Against Psychiatric Assault (NAPA) against the use of electro-convulsive treatment at Herrick Hospital in Berkeley. Including a brief history and current statistics on the administration of electroshock therapy. Additional sections on the prevalence of suicide among victims as well as the profit motive for psychiatrists who advocate the process.

Judi Chamberlin Papers