Tom Cruise vs. American Psychiatric Association
A while ago I posted about high school drop-out/actor Tom Cruise's recent Scientology-based ramblings. Well, it looks like the dipshit train isn't slowing any time soon.
Cruise recently met with Today Show's Matt Lauer where he went on a predictably silly and animated tirade against the psychiatry profession. The American Psychiatric Association responded to this and I thought it would be cool to put the pieces together to get a glimpse of what a discussion between the two would look like,
American Psychiatric Association: While the APA respects the right of individuals to express their own points of view, science has proven that mental illnesses are real medical conditions that affect millions of Americans.
Tom Cruise: I know that psychiatry is a pseudo science.
American Psychiatric Association: Medications can be an important and even life-saving part of a comprehensive and individualized treatment plan. As in other areas of medicine, medications are a safe and effective way to improve the quality of life for millions of Americans who have mental health concerns.
Tom Cruise: Do you know now that Ritalin is a street drug? Do you understand that? They're mind-altering, antipsychotic drugs.
American Psychiatric Association: Mental health is a critical ingredient of overall health. It is unfortunate that in the face of this remarkable scientific and clinical progress that a small number of individuals and groups persist in questioning its legitimacy.
Tom Cruise: Here's the problem. You don't know the history of psychiatry. I do.
American Psychiatric Association: Over the past five years, the nation has more than doubled its investment in the study of the human brain and behavior.
Tom Cruise: There is no such thing as a chemical imbalance. I don't talk about things that I don't understand.
American Psychiatric Association: God, you are a fucking idiot.
Ok, so I made up the last line. Nonetheless, I would have to say APA: 1, Cruise: 0.
Better luck next time, douchebag.
Cruise on the Today Show