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Tom Cruise, Scientology bash psychiatry; APA fires back

Title: Tom Cruise, Scientology bash psychiatry; APA fires back
Date: Thursday, 1 September 2005
Publisher: Committee for Skeptical Inquiry
Author: Amanda Chesworth
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“It is irresponsible for Mr. Cruise to use his movie publicity tour to promote his own ideological views and deter people with mental illness from getting the care they need.” —– So states Dr. Steven Sharfstein, president of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), in response to recent talk show activities of actor Tom Cruise. Weeks earlier, Cruise had criticized actress Brooke Shields for taking anti-depressants for postpartum depression. Cruise believes all psychiatry to be pseudoscience, chemical imbalances to be imaginary, and ... [Read the rest at]