Vice recently did a piece on the rise of forced ECT in New Zealand.
An important angle not covered in this article: how informed were those who consented? A 2002 study Review of Consumers’ Perspectives of Electro Convulsive Therapy showed most people who consented weren’t fully informed of the risks. Some felt obligated to have ECT, among other issues addressed in the study.
Few of us would choose ECT again knowing what we know now.