About Kenneth Castleman

Kenneth Castleman has a PhD in biomedical engineering. He worked for NASA for 15 years and is a member of the Space Technology Hall of Fame. He has served on the faculty at Caltech and The University of Texas and on the research staff at USC and UCLA. He has published three books and over sixty scientific articles. He has also served on advisory committees for several universities and government agencies, including The National Institutes of Health, NASA, and the FBI. Contact:

New Study Claiming to Show Patient Satisfaction After ECT

By | 2017-10-16T18:46:29+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|Electroshock, News, Topics|

A recent study was published in Progress in Neurology and Psychiatry by consultant psychiatrist Latha Guruvaiah and colleagues. It recorded patients’ and their caregivers’ experiences and attitudes toward ECT following their treatment. However, it is no more than a patient satisfaction survey at one institution and adds nothing to the debate about the safety and effectiveness of ECT, except to confirm, once again, that ECT causes headaches, confusion, and memory loss.