A north-east campaigner has warned health boards risk being taken to court for forcing mental health patients to undergo a controversial treatment.

If follows the Freedom of Information revelation that 15 patients in Aberdeen were forced to have electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), commonly called shock therapy, in the 13-month period until the end of July.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare time ever since.