Jay Ámsterdam:Letter from Jonathan Cole (March 16, 2004) and e-mail xchanges related to it
Samuel Gershon’s final comment
I have nothing to add to this thread but to restate my experiences around the world. I saw it as the “standard” and “established “ treatment for schizophrenia in Australia, say from 1948, and in Melbourne in the early 1950s and through the 60s. I saw it as the established treatment in England, Russia and Israel.
In Melbourne, as residents, we followed patients through its admission, ICT and follow- ups; during this last phase they really began to unwrap.
As I have said before, it was universally accepted as the one specific treatment for schizophrenia and at that time my colleagues and I thought it was a Pandemic Delusion and a serious black mark against the profession. One must also remember, it carried a risk of serious side effects, including death.
September 17, 2020