Reprinted from OCSC:
Hi MindFreedomTALK list:
I asked for and receive statistics about State of Oregon electroshock
(that is, electroshock by State of Oregon “Hospital”).
Definitely, at least one individual received electroshock over their
expressed wishes, using involuntary electroshock.
What suggestions do you have for us to all do something about that?
Below is e-mail I received (in addition to the involuntary shock…
two are considered ‘voluntary’ though they received via guardian).
Date: March 6, 2008 12:30:53 PM PST
Subject: SPAM-LOW: Information on Electro-Convulsive Shock Therapy
Cc: Robert.E.Nikkel@state.or.us, Madeline.M.Olson@state.or.us
The following are ECT statistics for calendar year 2007 and 2008 to
3 voluntary consents for ECT; 1 by patient and 2 by guardian
1 involuntary ECT plus 2 who had override consents but did not
All ECT sessions are conducted by and at OHSU.
Maynard E. Hammer
Oregon State Hospital
Oregon Department of Human Services
Bob Nikkel, MSW
Assistant Director, DHS
Addictions and Mental Health Division (AMH)
500 Summer St NE, E-86
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