1978 Oct. 23
Washington (D.C.) - Including a review of Leonard Roy Frank's book, The History of Shock Treatment, offered as a companion piece to Jonathan Mark's Point of View article on "the soft psychiatry of talk-talk."
1980 Mar. 15
Rice is writing to compliment Rhodes, editor of Canadian Weekend, on her article 'The Shock of Your Life' by Don Weitz, in the December 8, 1979 issue of Canadian Weekend. Rice thinks that this article will become a landmark in the press coverage over the controversy of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for two reasons. First is the discussion of memory loss from the ECT and second the coverage of the pa... more
1982 Mar. 13
Rice responds to Bassett's comparison of treatment by the psychological model and the medical model in psychiatry. Rice is in agreement with Bassett and she goes on to describe Bassett how she evaluates the scientific footing of these two models and how her machine model differs from then. Rice then includes three short essays describing psychological, medical, and machine model of psychiatry.
1982 Jan. 30
Rice writes to Kennedy explaining that she, the American Psychiatric Association, and numerous patient and citizen groups were under the impression that the electroconculsive therapy devices were to be taken off the market in the spring of 1982, unless the APA was successful in petitioning for reclassification. Rice includes a page from the American Journal of Psychiatry, which presents that understan... more
1981 Oct. 15
Rice writes to Fishow to try to better explain how memory loss caused by ECT devices is different the normal memory loss. Rice refers to the enclosed cartoon, which illustrates how people record memories in a time track. Rice explains that with normal forgetting, memories become gradually less vivid; however, with ECT forgetting, it is more like an explosion that wipes out recent memories. She then sa... more
1982 Jan. 13
Rice states that it was a pleasure to receive his comments from her open letter from December 18, 1981. Rice is now responding to his comments, specifically about what the question about the nature of the mental 'software'. She thinks that this is the missing link between neurology and psychology. Rice then goes into an in-depth explanation about how the brain actually works based on reflexes and reco... more
1981 Sept. 23
Rice writes to Veale to explain why she thinks psychiatrists keep saying there isn't any brain damage from electroconvulsive therapy. She states that it is the psychiatrists, not the patients, that accept that the clinical use causes the damage. However, this was more apparent when patients did not need to give consent to be shocked. Now though, Rice believes that doctors are forced to lie to patients... more
1981 Dec. 18
Rice is writing to the editor stating that there needs to be a program developed to deal with iatrogenic patients. This is in response to Dr. Rosenbergs writing 'A Doctor Defending His Calling'. which says doctors don't really protect each other anymore. Rice goes on to explain how doctors defending other doctors, won't help the patients that have iatrogenic injuries.