(PatrioticPost.com)- In 2005, Tom Cruise made comments that were referencedhttps://www.mediaite.com/tv/tucker-carlson-approvingly-cites-scientologist-tom-cruises-comments-ripping-psychiatric-medication/
The SSRIs used to treat depression, anxiety, and other mental illnesses have drawn criticism from the Fox News personality.
According to reports, after noting the massive increase in prescriptions for the medications, Carlson played a video of Tom Cruise from The Today Show in 2005. Cruise is a well-known adherent of the Church of Scientology, which disbelieves in both psychiatry and psychology as well as drugs used to treat mental illnesses.
Carlson remarked that despite a significant increase in SSRI prescriptions in the US, the suicide rate in the nation has sharply increased.
According to Carlson, pharma companies acknowledge that their drugs could contribute to the rise in suicides. For instance, Prozac manufacturers acknowledge that young individuals who take the medication have a higher risk of suicide than those who received a placebo.
Carlson then played a video of Cruise conversing with Matt Lauer in 2005.
The video showed Cruise challenging Lauer on his knowledge of psychiatric drugs.
He spoke out against narcotics and mental abuses like drugging kids without their knowledge and stunning individuals with electric shocks against their will. He asked if Lauer was aware of Adderall and Ritalin and if he realized that Ritalin was used as a street drug.
Lauer offered a mild rebuttal by questioning whether there are any instances of individuals who have benefited from the medications.
Cruise claimed that all the drugs do is cover up the problem. It masks the problem. That’s all it achieves. An imbalance in chemicals doesn’t exist. Drugs are not the solution. These are mind-altering antipsychotic medicines, making them exceedingly hazardous. There are alternatives.
Carlson noted that Cruise’s comments were “provocative” and then chastised the media for essentially calling Cruise a kook in response.
According to reports, antidepressant medications are far less helpful in treating depression. Most people find the relief insufficient and accompanied by unpleasant side effects. Around half of patients receive no relief from these drugs.
Moreover, there is no evidence to support the “chemical imbalance” idea, which holds that depression is caused by low serotonin levels and that antidepressants treat depression by raising those levels.