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Ban electroshock in Canada.

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Electroshock, otherwise known as ECT, is a barbaric, archaic, and brain damaging procedure that destroys lives. It has never been proven safe or effective. Recent studies show it causes permanent cognitive dysfunction and memory loss and an inability to work in one third of its victims. It is repetitive craniocerebral trauma that harms people who are sick, distressed, and vulnerable. This psychiatric assault needs to be banned; it is a human rights violation.

The CPA and APA have continued to misrepresent ECT as a useful procedure. They are biased in their view and fail to answer to the brain injuries they are causing people, primarily older women. ECT has been banned in Luxembourg, parts of Italy, and Slovenia and is severely restricted in some countries.

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