Tag Archives: United Nations

Under International Pressure, Psychiatrists Forced to Confront Ending Coercive Mental Health Practices

New evidence of the extent of and harm from involuntary mental health treatment emerges, as efforts continue to minimize or end the coercion. Continue reading

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Despite Claims of Safety, Electroshock Caused Memory Loss in Majority of Teens in New Study, CCHR Warns

Researcher says study failed to show the safety or efficacy of electroconvulsive therapy. Continue reading

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CCHR Calls on Congress to Align U.S. with International Human Rights Standards and End Coercive Mental Health Treatment

Research indicates coercive practices negatively impact physical and mental health, often compounding a person’s existing condition. Continue reading

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CCHR Warns New Study Indicates Black Patients in Psychiatric Facilities More Likely to Be Restrained and For Longer

Researchers suggest the racial disparity may be evidence of systemic racism in psychiatry, call for measures to reduce the use of restraints. Continue reading

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World Health Organization Calls Involuntary Electroshock Treatment a Human Rights Abuse

New guidance from World Health Organization and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights also calls for laws banning electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for children. Continue reading

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World Health Organization Calls for End to Abusive Mental Health Practices It Says Are All Too Common

Report cites evidence indicates that involuntary mental health treatment is ineffective and can worsen an individual’s condition. Continue reading

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Study Adds to Research Showing Involuntary Psychiatric Hospitalization Does More Harm Than Good

Involuntary hospitalization for substance abuse treatment is not effective. Continue reading

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New Study Tells Consumers the Truth of Potential Lethal Electroshock and Antidepressant Risks

Electroshocking Harms Mental Health Continue reading

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Mental Health Rights Policy To Prevent Patient Torture

Forced treatment is not proven to prevent violent practices. Continue reading

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Mental Health vs Mental Illness

Psychiatry’s power rests on force. Continue reading

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