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Friday, December 16, 2005

 

Tom Cruise Criticized Again For Scientology Theories Regarding Psychiatry

 Tom Cruise Criticized Again For Scientology Theories Regarding Psychiatry Cornwell: "'I'm not going to take my anti-depressants because Tom Cruise said I don't need drugs.'"

Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise has been criticized again for his Scientology believes regarding psychiatry, this time by the best-selling crime author Patricia Cornwell.

According to London Evening Standard newspaper, Cornwell, 49, the author of a popular series of crime novels featuring the fictional heroine "Dr. Kay Scarpetta", declared that Cruise's preaches about the evil of anti-depressants, could badly influence his young naïve fans.

Cornwell says, "There are misconceptions about psychology, especially when people out there like Tom Cruise say there's no evidence of chemical imbalance and psychiatric disorders."

"There's going to be some girl or boy who worships this megastar, who decides, 'I'm not going to take my anti-depressants because Tom Cruise said I don't need drugs.'"

This is not the first time for Cruise to be criticized for his Scientology believes. He openly criticized actress Brooke Shields for using the drug Paxil, an anti-depressant, which Shields claims helped her recover from post-partum depression after the birth of her daughter in 2003.

Brooke Shields slammed back the superstar, subsequently describing Cruise's comments as "irresponsible and dangerous".


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