My child, ECT and me

Children in America are undergoing Electro Convulsive Therapy – right now. The controversial treatment is increasingly being used in severe cases of autistic children prone to violent, self-harming behaviour. For the BBC’s Our World series, Chris Rogers and Marshall Corwin were given access for the first time to film the procedure being carried out on a child. They met the critics who say it is barbaric, and the parents who believe ECT is saving their children’s lives.

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