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Tom Cruise upset American psychiatrists

June 29 2005
14:12

In Russia, the audience eagerly awaiting the premiere of the film "War of the Worlds". Meanwhile in the U.S. around the scandal. American Psychiatric Association (APA) stated that the singer starring Tom Cruise irresponsibly uses the promotional tour of "War of the Worlds" to promote their ideas sayentolgii, an ardent supporter of which he is.

In response, Cruise called psychiatry a pseudoscience "after the show in the channel NBC" Today "host of the program referred to the anti-depressants and psychotropic drugs Ritalin, prescribed for children with hyperactivity. This drug inhibits the excessive activity of the brain. Currently, according to some reports, has about 4 million American children take Ritalin.

Cruz explained his position that such drugs only hurt the man. APA, bringing together more than 36 thousand doctors who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness, has criticized the views of Cruz.

Representatives of the association expressed regret over the fact that, perhaps, irresponsible remarks Cruz in the future will be able to keep people with mental health problems from getting help they need, reports the BBC.

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