Now, take off your reader hat and don your analytical writer hat to think about what makes that story so captivating. What writing techniques did the author use to bring the story to life? Was it the wrenching appeal to your emotions, the vivid and brutal action scenes, or the high stakes facing a character?
The process always damages the brain, resulting each time in a temporary coma and often a flatlining of the brain waves, which is a sign of impending brain death. After one, two or three ECTs, the trauma causes typical symptoms of severe head trauma or injury including headache, nausea, memory loss, disorientation, confusion, impaired judgment, loss of personality, and emotional instability.
These harmful effects worsen and some become permanent as routine treatment progresses. If you are new to the subject of electroconvulsive therapy ECT or shock treatment, here are three suggested steps: Like the brochure, these are also useful as an introduction for anyone who is just learning about ECT.
If you want to pursue the scientific literature concerning injury from ECT in this resource center more than scientific papershere are the steps: Brain-Disabling Treatment in Psychiatry: Drugs, Electroshock and the Psychopharmaceutical Complex. To search any of these terms on this page for relevant studies, use the search mechanism in your internet browser.
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Enter the key word you wish to search in that window. Abuse ECT has often been used abusively by husbands to render their wives more docile and submissive, sometimes with the intentional An appeal to empathy the voice of the shock prescriber e.
These studies of abuse also demonstrate the harmful effects on any human being, male or female, regardless of any malicious intent. Anesthesia There are risks associated with anesthesia, including death.
Animals Studies of brain damage in large animals given ECT show cell death and small hemorrhages scattered throughout the brain, often most intensely under the electrode placements. Hartelius performed the most important study using cats which led a reviewer of his book Hartelius, in a neurology journal to conclude that brain damage had been proven.
Autobiographical Personal memories of key life events from the past including weddings, the birth of children, and vacations are the most obviously impaired or eradicated by ECT.
Sometimes years of homemaking, educational and professional experiences are obliterated. I have evaluated many of these individuals who lives have been demolished with tragic results for their loved ones as well.
Ban Professionals and reformers have frequently called for a ban on ECT. It is called a benefit by ECT advocates. In reality, it is a response to brain trauma, and provides more evidence that ECT injures the brain.
Also see Neurogenesis new growth of brain cellswhich also occurs after ECT as a response to brain damage, but which some ECT advocates claim is a positive outcome. Bilateral Bilateral ECT with one electrode placed on each side the temples over the frontal and temporal regions of the brain is by far the most common form of ECT.
It is also the most obviously damaging. In humans it is most obviously demonstrated by an initial global loss of mental functioning after each ECT see delirium and other typical signs of Head Injury.
In many cases this injury progresses with routine ECT into persistent dementia. Cardiovascular also search Asystole ECT can cause heart attack. Civil Rights Because ECT patients are not given informed consent or they and their families would not accept the treatment and because one or more ECTs will always render the patient unable to protest, ECT is an offense against civil rights.
See Involuntary and Coercion. Cognitive Dysfunction This is a broad term that encompasses memory dysfunction function as well as impairment in learning new material, abstract reasoning, problem solving and other higher functions.
Most ECT studies focus on memory loss but many also mention cognitive dysfunction. Check all the memory resources to get a full picture of broader cognitive dysfunction. Confusion See delirium and head injury. Consent ECT candidates and their families are never told how damaging the treatment is or they would not agree to it.
Furthermore, after one or more ECTs individuals are rendered so helplessly confused and submissive that they become incapable of giving rational or informed consent.
Therefore, after a few treatments, all ECT becomes involuntary and therefore abusive and a violation of human rights.Of particular note, Voice of Empathy deals extensively with the central role women have played in Franciscan media as consumers, producers, and shapers of lived Catholicism.
The appeal of voice assistants is evident: voice is the most natural interface, not only to interact with machines and objects but also to interact with humans. Until recently the robotic nature of the voices of these assistants has been a major limitation for this application. Abstract. In this paper we explore how simple auditory/verbal features of the spoken language, such as voice characteristics (pitch) and language cues (empathy/humor expression) influence the quality of interaction with a social robot receptionist.
Brian – All great reminders, especially empathy and mapping that experience. One question. Can you explain why you link to the original content and the Copyblogger home page at the bottom of the post? ECT (electroconvulsive therapy, shock treatment, electroshock) involves the application of two electrodes to the head to pass electricity through the brain with the goal of causing an intense seizure or convulsion.
"A Silent Voice" follows the poignant and moving story of Shoya Ishida, a school bully, and Shoko Nishimiya, a young girl with a hearing disability.