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Thu, Jun. 30th, 2005 01:39 pm
I never liked him and now I have even more reason..I'm still going to see War





SYDNEY (AFP) - Hollywood film star and Scientologist Tom Cruise was accused by Australian mental health experts Wednesday of being reckless and irresponsible for attacking the benefits of psychiatry and mood-altering drugs.

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) and a national charity, SANE Australia, advised Australians using psychiatric drugs who are concerned by the screen idol's remarks not to change their treatment.

"It is reckless and potentially dangerous of Mr Cruise to make uninformed comments about the treatment of mental illness; many people are well because medication plays an important role in managing their health," said SANE's director Barbara Hocking.

"The stigma and misunderstanding of mental illnesses, such as postnatal depression, prevents help-seeking behaviour for people who are unwell."

The president of RANZCP, Julian Freidin, said: "Scientific research has clearly demonstrated that modern treatments for psychiatric illnesses - including medications - are safe and effective."

The joint statement, entitled "Tom Cruise's 'Mission Irresponsible'", said his comments should be seen in the context of his religious beliefs as a Scientologist.

Cruise created controversy recently when he criticised actress Brooke Shields for revealing that she went into therapy and took anti-depressants to deal with postnatal depression.

Defending his remarks later on NBC television's "Today" show presented by Matt Lauer, Cruise launched into an attack on the whole field of psychiatric medicine, which Scientologists spurn.

"Psychiatry is a pseudo science," Cruise said. "She (Shields) doesn't understand the history of psychiatry. She doesn't understand in the same way that you don't understand it, Matt. You don't know the history of psychiatry. I do."

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weaz3l
weaz3l
Aleks
Thu, Jun. 30th, 2005 09:06 pm (UTC)

I was reading it up until it said "Scientology"...then I had to prevent myself from smashing my head on my wall. Oi. I hate Tom Cruise, I always did, even before I knew what Scientology was and how it came about.


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caminatr
Cam
Thu, Jun. 30th, 2005 09:09 pm (UTC)

Not sure who to pity more, Tom Cruise (For being such an idiot) or the idiots who take what he says seriously...


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darksong17
darksong17
Dark
Fri, Jul. 1st, 2005 07:21 am (UTC)

What is scientology?


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witherwings7
witherwings7
Agent 27
Fri, Jul. 1st, 2005 07:25 am (UTC)

A new religion (more like a cult)


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darksong17
darksong17
Dark
Fri, Jul. 1st, 2005 07:42 am (UTC)

I see. Weird.


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axe_girl
axe_girl
Dana
Thu, Jul. 7th, 2005 06:39 am (UTC)

Sure. Psychiatry is a "pseudo-science". One could say the same about scientology.


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