We are delighted that Anthony Milne is free from the

bricks and mortar which have held him captive for such a long time.

We hope that now Anthony will be free to determine his own life

and find his way to deal with the trauma he has endured

from the hands of those who falsely claim to 'care' for him.

'ELECTRO SHOCK TREATMENT' IN IRELAND – SOME FACTS FOR THE PUBLIC.

 

FORCED ‘ECT’ IS AN ABUSE OF HUMAN RIGHTS.

·                    ‘A VISION FOR CHANGE PROMISED TO “PROMOTE AND ENHANCE KNOWLEDGE AND RESEARCH ON MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ON TREATMENT INTERVENTIONS

·                    YET – THE MENTAL HEALTH COMMISSION IS SLOW TO RELEASE FIGURES

·                    THE LAST RECORDED FIGURES WERE FOR 2003.  859 PEOPLE WERE GIVEN ‘ECT’ WITH NO DISTINCTION BETWEEN VOLUNTARY AND INVOLUNTARY

·                    THE COMMISSION’S REPORT FOR 2004 HAS ONE SENTENCE ON ‘ECT’

·                    THE COMMISSION’S REPORT FOR 2005 HAS 5 PAGES ON STAFFING, QUALITY OF EQUIPMENT AND WARD LAYOUT BUT NO FIGURES

·                    2006 REPORT – 5 PAGES, NO FIGURES

·                    2007 REPORT – 4 PAGES, NO FIGURES

·                    2007 REPORT ON ST.PATRICK’S HOSPITAL – “ THE ‘ECT’ REGISTER WAS NOT AVAILABLE ON THE DAY OF INSPECTION”

·                    2007 REPORT ON ST. SENAN’S HOSPITAL – “THE ‘ECT’ REGISTER WAS MISSING AND WAS NOT LOCATED BY STAFF DURING THE INSPECTION”.  IN BOTH INSTANCES, THE DATES OF INSPECTION HAD BEEN ANNOUNCED BEFOREHAND

·                    HUMPTY DUMPTY SCIENCE – “’ECT’ DOES NOT HAVE ANY LONG TERM AFFECTS ON YOUR MEMORY OR INTELLIGENCE” – THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF PSYCHIATRY

·                    A 2007 STUDY BY DR. HAROLD SACKEIM OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, A PROPONENT OF ‘ECT’, REVEALED “ADVERSE COGNITIVE EFFECTS- IRREVERSIBLE IMPAIRMENTS OF MEMORY, LEARNING AND OVERALL MENTAL FUNCTION

·                    “SACKEIMS’S STUDY PROVES WHAT CRITICS AND RECIPIENTS OF SHOCK THERAPIES HAVE BEEN SAYING FOR YEARS” – DR. JOHN REID, UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND

·                    THE MENTAL HEALTH ACT, 2001, SECTION 59 PERMITS THE USE OF FORCED ‘ECT’ ON THE SAY SO OF TWO PSYCHIATRISTS

·                    THE FORCED APPLICATION OF ‘ECT’ TO MILLIONS OF PEOPLE RANKS ALONGSIDE THE WORST ATROCITIES OF THE 20TH CENTURY

·                    THE RECENT RYAN REPORT SHOWS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN CHILDREN WHO, BECAUSE OF POVERTY OR CIRCUMSTANCES, WERE LABELLED ‘DIFFERENT’.

·                    HUMAN RIGHTS ARE FOR ALL PEOPLE AT ALL TIMES AND UNDER ALL CIRCUMSTANCES.  THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS AND CAN BE NO EXCEPTIONS

Involuntary outpatient commitment equals forced drugging torture

Penalise the doctors

 

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

BEFORE inflicting charges on medical card-holders, Health Minister Mary Harney should be aware that overprescribing is usually a doctor’s fault and not that of the patient.

Prescriptions are quite often an ineffective burden on both patients and taxpayers. If the medical profession had a solution-focused outlook, then people would be cured within a year instead of being told to take tablets for the rest of their lives. It is for these reasons that doctors, and not patients, need to be penalised. Dr Florence Craven Maynooth Co Kildare

 

This story appeared in the printed version of the Irish Examiner Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Read more: http://www.irishexaminer.com/opinion/letters/penalise-the-doctors-105802.html#ixzz0XLAH15C7

 

 

 

Response by Mary Maddock.

 Dear Sir,I would like to endorse Dr.Florence Craven's excellent letter on Wednesday the 18th by quoting the following people:

"Formally when religion was strong and science weak, men mistook magic for medicine; now, when science is strong and religion weak, men mistake medicine for magic."   Thomas Szasz.

"Nature cures, not the physician...let your food be your medicine." Hippocrates

"The doctor of the future will dispense no drugs, but will interest his patients in prevention." Thomas Edison

"Every nation practicing western medicine is on the brink of bankruptcy" (author unknown)

Let us get back to the real sources of good health and wellbeing which are much more cost effective and better for all of us.

Yours,

Mary Maddock

MindFreedom Ireland,

Thornbury Hgts.,

Rochestown,

Cork.