PA State Representatives Introduce Bill to Ban ECT on Children


From Fox43: Last week, two Pennsylvania state representatives, Tom Murt and Stephen Kinsey, introduced a bill to prohibit the use of electroconvulsive therapy on children age 16 and younger. The bill is currently before the House Health Committee.

“‘While ECT remains a controversial treatment for adults, it’s deplorable when done on children who have no say on whether to agree to this brutal treatment,’ Murt said in a press release. ‘Yet, kids are still being shocked today. This treatment can cause brain damage. To me, it’s a form of child abuse.'”

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