Surprisingly, psychiatrists disagree with Tom Cruise

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From Yahoo News: “It is irresponsible for Mr. Cruise to use his movie publicity tour to promote his own ideological views and deter people with mental illness from getting the care they need,” APA President Dr. Steven Sharfstein said in a statement. “Rigorous, published, peer-reviewed research clearly demonstrates that treatment (of mental illness) works,” the APA statement said. “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.”

My grandmother once walked in on me while I was having relations with a cardboard Lisa Dergan cutout with a hole punched in a certain spot and a can of Crisco strapped to the back, but that wasn’t nearly as embarrassing as Tom Cruise and his endless insane rambling about stuff he knows nothing about. Just to recap, Tom Cruise feels that spending 140 an hour to talk to a licensed psychiatrist who spent 6 years to get a doctrine in a universally recognized science is a sham, but spending 500 an hour to talk with an easily tricked dupe who got their training from another easily tricked dupe is the path to salvation. I’m not sure how happy I am with the idea of the person in charge of my mental health going home to their studio apartment and warming Chef Boyardee still in the can on a hot plate for dinner. Of course, Scientology does have the endorsement of Kirstie Alley, who said, “It’s not hocus pocus … if you can erase engrams, then you get better.” Cause I’ll be honest, if there’s a secret to mental and physical health, Kirstie Alley seems to know it.

Note – that chart with the prices is from a Time Magazine cover story in 1991. So “auditing” cost 500 dollars an hour 15 years ago. According to my calculations … adjusted for inflation … factor in Scientology court costs … and their bail money … the new price per hour is a live human baby and your still beating heart.