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    Therapy or Torture:
    The Truth about Electroshock
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    It hits the head with the force of a 40-pound cinder block dropped seven and a half feet. It’s been described by patients as a grenade going off in your body. It’s called electroconvulsive therapy. And, despite what you might think, it’s not an antiquated medical practice of some bygone era. In fact, ECT is inflicted on a million people worldwide. Every year.

    In this gripping exposé, the $5.4 billion ECT business, its history, practitioners and devastating results are revealed in graphic detail.

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    Episode link:
    Scientology.TV/BanECT
    Official social channels:
    Facebook.com/ScientologyTV
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    Twitter.com/ScientologyTV
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    ‎#CCHR
    ‎#BanECT ‎#Electroshock
    YouTube channel:
    YouTube.com/Scientology
    Social media kit:
    Scientology.TV/BanECTKit

    Quick Facts

    • The ECT death rate is 50 times higher than the US murder rate. #BanECT
    • ECT sends up to 460 volts of electricity through the brain in order to induce a grand mal seizure. #BanECT
    • With an estimated 100,000 Americans a year given ECT, for a total of about $260 worth of electricity, psychiatrists have created a $5.4 billion shock empire. #BanECT
    • The human brain operates on 0.2 volts, nearly eight times less than the power of a watch battery—1.5 volts—compared to up to 460 volts put through the brain in a single shock treatment, 2,300 times the electricity that the brain uses to function. #BanECT
    • Side effects of ECT include amnesia (substantial and permanent memory loss), confusion, disorientation, apathy, disinterest, headaches, nausea, slowed reaction time, lowered intellectual function and death. #BanECT
    • ECT can cause a 20- to 40-point drop in IQ. #BanECT
    • The FDA has never required clinical studies that prove electroshock is either safe or effective, despite being used for more than 80 years. #BanECT

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    About CCHR Documentaries

    This ongoing investigative series features the global advocacy organization taking on powerful and well-funded psychiatric interest groups to educate the public on abuses of psychiatry. Featured documentaries expose the truth about the marketing of psychotropic prescriptions, the dangers of those drugs and the industry’s terrifying history.

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    The Scientology Network debuted on March 12, 2018. Since launching, the Scientology Network has been viewed in 240 countries and territories worldwide in 17 languages. Satisfying the curiosity of people about Scientology, the network takes viewers across six continents, spotlighting the everyday lives of Scientologists; showing the Church as a global organization; and presenting its social betterment programs that have touched the lives of millions worldwide. The network also showcases documentaries by Independent filmmakers who represent a cross section of cultures and faiths, but share a common purpose of uplifting communities.

    Broadcast from Scientology Media Productions, the Church’s global media center in Los Angeles, the Scientology Network can be streamed at scientology.tv and is available through satellite television, mobile apps and via the Roku, Amazon Fire and Apple TV platforms. scientology.tv/apps

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