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Massachusetts / Rotenberg Center / Shock Treatment / A Discussion (Part II) #1022686

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, May 22, 2012
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A follow-up look at the Judge Rotenberg Center† where students are zapped with electric shock introduced; video of the 2002 shock treatments for an autistic boy shown; details given about the FDA's changing view of the skin shock device, Rotenberg lawyer's statement and the state ban of aversive therapy quoted.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with Yale University neuroscience lab director Kevin Pelphrey† and Rotenberg Center research director Nathan Blenkus† about shock treatments at the Rotenberg Center. [PELPHREY - explains the effect of shock on the body; comments on the literature on behavioral research.] [BLENKUS†- explains and defends the use of shock treatment; states the treatment has been peer reviewed to show the procedure is safe.]

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