This is an opinion piece. I can respect the emotionality behind comments such as, “There is absolutely no reason whatsoever to believe that being doped to the eyeballs with psychiatric drugs and then strapped spread-eagle to his bed while undergoing ECT month after month can change personality. It is a measure of the scientific naivete of mainstream psychiatry that they could ever believe this. It is also a measure of their intellectual arrogance that they are unable to acknowledge their error.” ECT has been effective in (my) pervasively clinically depressed patients. Yet I have never heard of its application to schizophrenia per se. I am not sure how a treatment team could support that decision, if we are looking at sx associates with schizophrenia. Is there no appeal system within the treatment setting beyond the “tribunal?” That sounds like a rather archaic patient advocacy system. It does not work like that where I have practised.