- Government + Mental Health Authorities
ECT is a barbaric "treatment" used in many private and public health systems in Australia to "treat" all sorts of mental illness. Side effects are excruciating and damaging to a persons memory and quality of life.
Patients are generally completely misinformed of these side effects but must sign a waiver (that they generally are too sick to understand) so the hospitals will not get sued. Often unnecessary treatments are given to maximise profit, especially within the private health system.