During an interview with Matt Lauer on the Today show in June, Cruise
blasted both psychology and psychiatry and slammed actress Brooke Shields‘ use
of therapy and anti-depressant drugs to fight post-partum depression following
the birth of her first child.
Cruise said, “I’ve never agreed with psychiatry, ever. Before I was a
Scientologist I never agreed with psychiatry. And when I started studying the
history of psychiatry, I understood more and more why I didn’t believe in
After researching her role as psychiatrist for her next movie The Visiting,
Kidman is a full supporter of the benefits of psychiatry. She says, “I have a father who is a psychologist, so my life has been
“Yeah, of course [psychiatry is worthwhile]. I think all sorts of things do,
in terms of Buddhism, in terms of therapy. I think people choose things that
they need that are going to help them. And obviously, I’ve seen my father do
some magnificent work.”
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