Don Weitz’s Story: Insulin Shock – A Survivor’s Account of Psychiatric Torture
Insulin Shock – a survivorʼs account of psychiatric torture.
Although the Sakel Borderline (subcoma) Insulin Treatment and the Classical Shock Treatment have been at the disposal of the medical profession for more than a quarter of a century, thousands of sufferers from psychiatric illnesses have not been given the chance to benefit by them. There is, it is true, no explanation sufficiently substantiated by experiment of why the Borderline Insulin Treatment and the Classical Shock Treatment are effective, but the favorable results obtained over a period of 28 years of constant experience with all kinds of psychiatric problems have established their value beyond any possibility of doubt. – Manfred Sakel (1956), inventor and promoter of insulin shock treatment.