Friday, July 29, 2005

Interview with "Sky High" Supermom Kelly Preston

I have had the pleasure of meeting and talking with Kelly Preston and I'm really glad she wasn't wearing that "supersuit" from her new movie "Sky High". I don't think I'd have been able to utter a single sensible word confronted with that outfit :). Anyway, here is a really great interview with her that covers such things as the movie, family, Scientology and psychiatric drugging of children (quite a mixture): Kelly Preston in "Sky High".

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Scientologist Giovanni Ribisi

Giovanni Ribisi is a Scientologist and a very successful actor. He first came to prominence as "Wade" in Steven Spielberg's "Saving Private Ryan" and has gone on to star in everything from serious drama such as "Cold Mountain" to popcorn such as "Sky Captain and The World of Tomorrow". If you saw him in "Flight of the Phoenix" last year as the nerdy but ruthless Elliott, you'll realize what a versatile actor he is. In a recent interview when asked what had interested him in Scientology he said, "... it was just applying something that was getting results. ... In Scientology when you standardly apply a, b and c, you always get this result." He's referring to the fact that Scientology is an applied religion, It provides methods of addressing problems and situations in life, methods that if applied correctly, get a successful result every time. A great example of this is the Scientology course: "How to Improve Conditions in Life".

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

A Successful Career for Scientologist James Barbour

James Barbour is considered one of the most sought after performers on Broadway today. He has a powerful and very musical voice which can be heard in many musicals and on the "Assassins" soundtrack. He can be see on August 14 at the Hollywood Bowl, playing Lancelot in "Camelot" opposite Jeremy Irons and Melissa Errico.

Friday, July 22, 2005

Support from San Diego for Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise certainly put the cat amongst the pigeons when he spoke up about the dangers of antidepressant drugs and called psychiatry a pseudoscience. Here is one columnist who begins, "I can't believe I'm defending Tom Cruise." and goes on to say "My friends who are doctors tell me that they are constantly being lobbied by drug companies, trying to convince them to prescribe some of this and more of that." and concludes that "Tom Cruise raised a serious issue, one that deserves serious attention."

It's not the celebrity, it's the subject

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Psychologist backs Tom Cruise

Jeffrey A. Schaler, Ph.D., a psychologist, is a professor at American University's School of Public Affairs. In this editorial he comes out in support of Tom Cruise and the comments he made that psychiatry is a pseudoscience, that the "chemical imbalance" theory has never been proved and that psychiatric drugs hide the real problems. Schaler also talks about Thomas Szasz, a psychiatrist who also calls psychiatry a pseudoscience and has called for its abolition: Cruising Szasz

Editorial by Scientology Celebrity Kelly Preston

Scientology Celebrities Kelly Preston and Kirstie Alley have called on the FDA to strengthen warnings on stimulants (like ADHD drugs) and antidepressants, especially when prescribed to children. These drugs have been proven to cause hostility and suicidal behavior in children. Kelly Preston went further and wrote this editorial: Kelly Preston: Arianna's Call For Drug-Violence Investigation Never More Timely

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Scientology Stars Crusade Against Antidepressants

Kelly Preston and Kirstie Alley have come out in support of Tom Cruise in his condemnation of giving dangerous psychotropic drugs to children. Following on the heals of new FDA warnings on side effects such as "hallucinations and psychotic, suicidal and violent behavior" the two mothers have spoken out in defense of children and in support of parents who have been misled about the dangers of these drugs: Scientology Stars Crusade Against Antidepressants

Monday, July 11, 2005

Neurology Expert Backs Tom Cruise

Another article about a medical expert who agrees with Tom Cruise when he said that Psychiatry is a pseudoscience and that children are given psychotropic drugs unnecessarily: Author Joins Scientologist Cruise in Criticizing Psychiatric Profession

Friday, July 08, 2005

Poor Brooke Shields

I feel very sorry for Brooke Shields. Without knowing it she is being used as a pawn by drug companies in their game of profit at any cost. While she promotes the use of antidepressants, the FDA warns of their dangerous side-effects. I hesitate to say this, but would you listen to a coke addict extolling the virtues of snorting cocaine? No? Then don't listen to a Paxil addict doing the same for her drug of choice. Anyway, here is the article: CCHR: While Shields Promotes Antidepressant Use, FDA Warns of Suicide Risks

Tom Cruise Was Right

Enough beating around the bush. On NBC's "Today" show, Tom Cruise said a lot of things about psychiatry and the abuses that occur in that field. Amongst other things he said that he had carefully studied the history of psychiatry, that it is a pseudoscience, that children are being put on psychiatric drugs against their will, without their parents knowing the side-effects, that Ritalin is a drug available on the street, that there is no such thing as a chemical imbalance, and that psychiatric drugs do not cure anything but merely mask the real problems. So let's cut to the chase and give you the links that show he was right:

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Psychiatric Watchdog Comes Out In Support of Tom Cruise

Well, by his remarks on the "Today Show" on June 24th, Tom Cruise seems to have initiated a national debate on psychiatric drugs and the "chemical imbalance" theory that is used as the excuse for prescribing them. A couple days later a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School said that Cruise was right when he said there was no test to show a chemical imbalance even existed. Now a psychiatric watchdog has come out in support of Tom Cruise: Psychiatric Watchdog on The "Chemical Imbalance"

Sunday, July 03, 2005

American Psychiatric Association Admits Tom Cruise Was Right

I saw the "Today Show" piece where two psychiatrists were asked about Tom Cruise's comments that there was no test for the chemical imbalance theory which justifies the prescribing of drugs for mental disorders such as anxiety disorder, depression, ADD and ADHD. You know, antidepressants such as Paxil, Prozac, Zoloft, etc. and stimulants such as Ritalin. The first psychiatrist (a Harvard psychiatry professor) said there was no evidence at all to show that any such chemical imbalance existed. The other psychiatrist was the president of the American Psychiatric Association and he agreed. The amazing thing was that the prez of the APA, Steven Sharfstein, first of all came out swinging, calling Tom Cruise all sorts of nasty things like "irresponsible" and that the things he was saying were "dangerous". Then one point at a time, Sharfstein admitted that Tom Cruise was right on every point he made. Sharfstein even admitted to People Magazine that, "We do not have a clean-cut lab test." That's a good one. In other words: there is no test and there is no chemical imbalance, but we have to keep prescribing these drugs for these mental disorders because the insurance companies will pay us for it." (That's another thing that the two psychiatrists admitted on the "Today Show".)

Anyway here is an article on this topic and at the bottom of the page a whole list of further reading: American Psychiatric Association Admits There Is No Test For "Chemical Imbalance"