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Scientologists vs. psychiatrists // Why they don't get along

Title: Scientologists vs. psychiatrists // Why they don't get along
Date: Friday, 24 June 2005
Publisher: Slate Magazine
Author: Daniel Engber
Main source: slate.com

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In an interview shown on NBC's Today on June 24, celebrity Scientologist Tom Cruise railed against modern treatments for mental health problems. "I've never agreed with psychiatry, ever," he said. Do all Scientologists have a problem with psychiatry? Yes. Scientology has its roots in a maverick form of psychological counseling that rejects the principles of modern psychiatry. In 1950, L. Ron Hubbard published Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health. (He founded the Church of Scientology a few years later.) The ... [Read the rest at slate.com]