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a woman undergoing electroshock

a woman undergoing electroshock - The International Campaign to Ban Electroshock (ICBE) deems ECT to be unethical, barbaric, inhumane, torture, and a crime against humanity


Welcome to the The ICBE website.  The ICBE is working together with other people and groups  around the world to help ban ECT universally.

Sue Clark-Wittenberg and her husband Steven Wittenberg founded the ICBE in 2007 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.  The ICBE has no funding. 

Sue is an electroshock survivor.  Sue says “There is torture in Canada and it is called electroshock.  Electroshock must be banned universally.  Electroshock is also known as ECT, electroconvulsive therapy, and shock therapy.  The time is now to help end electroshock universally and with your help we can.  See the our website section called “Actions to Take”.

Your voice counts and can make a difference.  

Sue says  psychiatry is the biggest medical fraud going on today.  

Dr. Peter R. Breggin a psychiatrist from New York  has been speaking out publicly against the use of electroshock for over 30 years.  Dr.Breggin wrote an article in 2007 about ECT called “Disturbing News for Shock Doctors and Patients Alike”  In his article at the URL:

Breggin states that electroshock ECT always causes brain damage according  to an ECT study that was done recently.

See Dr. Breggin’s website at “” for lots of info on the adverse effects of electroshock and psychiatric drugs.

See the website  “” for lots of info. 

Ramsey Clark

Ramsey Clark


“Electroshock is violence”

– said by Ramsey Clark, former US Attorney General and human rights advocate – invited address to the Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, New York City (May 1983)


Crila is a professional photographer from Montreal.  See

A picture of Sue Clark-Wittenberg taken in 2008 by Crila


The photo above was taken by Crila a professional photographer from Montreal part of  team at “”  See Crila photograhpy at   Thank you to Crila and the Momo and his team for all of the photos and the videos.   They are so professional and so nice.

It is time to end electroshock universally and you can help us do that.  See the section called  “Actions to Take”.

Your voice counts and you can make a difference.  Thank you.


“Going to a psychiatrist has become one of the

most dangerous things a person can do “

– said by Dr. Peter R Breggin, author of “Toxic Psychiatry”. See his website:


Above is a photo of an electroshock protest organized by Sue Clark-Wittenberg at the Royal Ottawa Hospital on August 24, 1990.


“And a huge part of what psychiatry has done really comes down to torture” — said by Lee Coleman, psychiatrist




“Psychiatry is probably the single most destructive force that has affected the American society within the last fifty years”

– said by Dr. Thomas Szasz, Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus,

State University of New York

Sue (in wheelchair) & Steven (holding yellow poster) on Parliament Hill at

PHOTO: Sue Clark-Wittenberg (in wheelchair) and Steven Wittenberg (holding a yellow poster) and Don Weitz (wearing an orange shirt) on Parliament Hill on May 11th, 2008 for an ECT protest on Mother’s Day in Ottawa, Ontario. Canada.

The ICBE was demanding that all Canadian governments ban electroshock. Steven and Sue are pacifists and believe in non-violence in our political action activities. We only organize peaceful ECT protests.


The ICBE has CANCELLED its May 10th, 2009 ECT protest this year in Ottawa. The ICBE will hold an ECT protest next year in May 2010. Date and place yet to be determined.


There is proof that ECT always causes brain damage 100% of the time. 

ECT is not safe and never was and nor are the ECT machines either.



A Somatics ECT machine - Model Thymatron System IV being used today

a Somatics ECT machine - Model Thymatron System IV being used today


Electroshock is also known as ECT, shock, shock therapy and electroconvulsive therapy.  ECT is still around, it never disappeared.


In Canada 130 hospitals give ECT.

Statistics for ECTs given yearly are:

Ontario, Canada – 14,000 (approximate) ECTs given yearly

USA – 100,000 Americans get ECTs yearly

Worldwide – estimated to be 1 to 2 million ECTs given yearly.


Linda Andre from NYC who is an ECT survivor & research and author


Above is Linda Andre, is a writer, activist, ECT survivor and researcher and author from New York City. Read about her book at her website:  The tile of her book is:

Doctors of Deception

What They Don’t Want You to

Know About Shock Treatment 


Linda Andre's book


Read the first chapter of her book at the URL:

Read more about Linda Andre at this URL: to Linda on her book!

Linda Andre is the director of the “Committee for Truth in Psychiatry (CTIP) Linda writes a newsletter called “Shockwaves” Read about all the latest news re electroshock. To order this newsletter write to CTIP, 131 Beach 92nd St, Queens, NY 11693.  Low income $10 US,  Survivor/supporter $15 US or more, Professional/agency/institution $25 US   All donations are tax deductible and ask if you need a receipt.  

Email Linda Andre:     Telephone:  917-642-4625


Some other websites by Sue you may want to view:


The Sue Clark Story


The Psychiatry Circle

See the “video” section


Psychiatry – A Medical Fraud


Sue designed this website by herself using a template.