More patients being given treatment without consent

More patients are being treated with electroconvulsive therapy without their consent, new figures show.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
17th August, 2014

More patients are being treated with electroconvulsive therapy without their consent, new figures show.

The figures show 34 patients were treated with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) without their consent in 2013.

This compares to 27 in 2012 and 22 in 2011.

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