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Tom Cruise's (and Scientology's) crusade against Psychiatry and Psychology: Tom Cruise against treating people with the proper medication

Scientology and psychiatry (anti-psychiatry)

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Tom Cruise about postpartum depression
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Tom Cruise about Ritalin
Tom Cruise about SAT scores
Tom Cruise helping people in the middle of the night
Tom Cruise against treating people with the proper medication
Tom Cruise knows the real cause of mental illnesses

Tom Cruise


Wrong Mr. Cruise. An ideal scene would be nobody suffering from mental illnesses. But unfortunately, we are not in some fantasy world where everybody is lucky enough to be perfectly healthy.
Of course Matt Lauer agrees, who would not wish that there was no mental illnesses?
Wrong Mr. Cruise. A departure from that scene is that we live in a world where many people suffer from mental illness. That's the reality. More and more, these mental illnesses can be treated with the proper medication.

We certainly wish that Jeremy Perkins, a schizophrenic scientologist, would have been treated with the proper medication. His mother would certainly still be around today, since schizophrenia can be treated (not with vitamins as Mr. Cruise would like us to believe).

It is interesting to note that the Church of Scientology doesn't offer any cure for notable mental illnesses (oh wait! maybe they do), while at the same time they are vehemently against treating these mental illnesses with medication. Why do they keep the details of their purported treatments hidden from public view?

The Telegraph's Trust Me I'm a Junior Doctor columnist, Max Pemberton, takes issue with the actor Tom Cruise's renewed attack on psychiatrists in  Alien soul theory is no cure for depression:

«In 2001, the Office of National Statistics' Birth and Maternal Death Linkage Survey found that the single biggest cause of death in women who are pregnant or have recently given birth is suicide. What a dreadful fact. We should be encouraging women to talk about their mental health problems, not vilifying them when they seek treatment.

Similarly, suicide is one of the single biggest killers of young men in Britain and a major contributing factor is their reluctance to seek treatment. Depression is treatable and suicide avoidable, yet it accounts for about one in 100 deaths a year. Of those people with a depressive illness, 10 to 15 per cent will kill themselves.

These people need understanding and help, whether it is drugs or other forms of therapy. What they don't need is Cruise condemning them for seeking psychiatric treatment. »

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