Chemical restraint: Behind locked doors

Chemical restraint: Behind locked doors In Australia, the use of psychotropic drugs to calm or control behaviour is largely unregulated, and questions have been raised over their misuse. Now, the time has come for definition and regulation. By Professor Bernadette McSherry, University of Melbourne Earlier this month, CCTV footage emerged showing Miriam Merten, naked and […]

Patients at a maximum-security mental-health facility in Ontario were tortured by medical doctors over a 17-year period in unethical and degrading human experiments

Patients at a maximum-security mental-health facility in Ontario were tortured by medical doctors over a 17-year period in unethical and degrading human experiments, a judge has ruled in a lawsuit. The techniques used on the patients between 1966 and 1983 included solitary confinement, as treatment and as punishment; the administration of hallucinogens and delirium-producing drugs, […]