I am a psychiatric registered nurse that works in an electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) clinic. Ask me anything!
Proof: My badge
I also work on the locked down units where patients not receiving ECT are. I've been a psychiatric RN for 7 years. I've worked for four major healthcare organizations in four different psychiatric hospitals. I've also taught psychiatric nursing for vocational schools (as a lecturer) and universities (as a clinical instructor). I have a double bachelor's degree in psychology and nursing.
I love what I do and would like to shed some light on mental illness for anyone with any questions.
Edit: I've gotten a couple PMs asking how much I get paid. I get $67.70 an hour, not counting shift differentials for working swing or graveyard shifts (ECT is only done during weekdays and in the mornings and afternoons).
Edit 2: Alright, it's been fun! I hope I was able to shed some light on the subject and hopefully erase some of your preconceived notions about the alleged brutality that is ECT. I'll still answer questions later if more come in.