Paddles used in Electro Convulsive Treatment
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New laws to limit use of Electro Convulsive Treatment in Ireland

Electro-convulsive therapy, otherwise known as ECT is used to treat people with severe depression by sending an electric current through the brain to trigger an epileptic fit.

It is used in Northern Ireland more than anywhere else in the UK.

But in the Irish Republic new laws are being introduced that will only allow ECT to be used if a patient gives their consent.

Chris Buckler has this exclusive report.

  • 18 Feb 2016
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