A video showing hours of a kind of shock therapy given to an 18-year-old has been shown in court after years of protests by the mental health institution that administered the electric jolts.
Andre McCollins, a former resident at the Judge Rotenberg Center for behavioral therapy in Canton, Mass., is suing the center for what he claims were abusive practices, including the use of shock therapy.
The video ,played in court Tuesday, shows McCollins, now 28, screaming in protest as the staff of the center are about to administer the therapy one day in October 2002.
McCollins is strapped face down and restrained by staff, yelling for help with the fear evident in his voice before the shocks are administered. In another scene, he is seen running away from doctors and trying to hide before they once again use the painful therapy on his skin.