John Read
Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of East London

John Read is professor of clinical psychology at the University of East London.

Written by John Read

At the Maison Blanche psychiatric hospital in Paris, 1954. Photo by Jean-Philippe Charbonnier/Gamma-Rapho/Getty

History of science

With evidence for efficacy so thin, and the stakes so high, why is ‘electroshock’ therapy still a mainstay of psychiatry?

John Read