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Tom Cruise: Yup, Idiot.

Drudge posts this transcript from a Today show appearance this morning wherein Mr. Cruise opines about how dangerous it is that some kids are on “anti-psychotic drugs” and how horrible a thing it is to use other “anti-psychotic drugs” when one is depressed. Hrm.

The thing is, Tom, that neither Adderall nor Ritalin is an anti-psychotic. In fact, both of them are pretty near to methamphetamine in chemical composition (Adderall being a combination of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine), one of the side-effects of which is potential psychosis if abused over the long-term. Methamphetamine has been known to induce paraniod-schizophrenia, for instance. So, yeah, I’ll agree that giving kids speed might not be the best medical choice, and that ADHD looks surprisingly like what we used to call “childhood”, but get the damn facts right.

Now, about those anti-depressants. Those aren’t anti-psychotics either. The main class continues to be Selective Saratonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) like Prozac or Zoloft. There are also other options like Wellbutrin.

It’s true that recently some anti-psychotics have been used to treat bi-polar patients with some success, but that doesn’t reclassify Stimulants and SSRIs as “anti-psychotic drugs”. Let’s be very clear: anti-psychotics are used to treat psychotic disorders, particularly Schizophrenia. Anti-psychotic medications have become fairly important in the treatment of schizophrenia, and there are new ones on the way, but that still doesn’t change the facts on the ground: stimulants and SSRIs aren’t anti-psychotics you ignorant, Scientologist dolt.

  1. Sigmund says:

    Oh dear Nickie,

    You, my dear, were the one voice of sanity that has kept me glued to these posts. Your insight has strengthend me. In fact, you complete me.

    Please come back.

    Yours always, and remaining your dear,


  2. ed lear says:

    little nickie wickie with no one to play
    you guys are not serious he was oft heard to say
    so poor little nickie went far off to sulk
    carrying off thetan and boldily hulk
    nickie hoping that xenu would bring with the sun
    some kind of new miraculous fun
    but when his e-meter unfortunately froze
    nickie left with nothing decided to doze
    when he awoke he had hoped that things would have changed
    but he found that his posting friends were still quite deranged
    so he called upon l ron to right all the wrong
    but alas this too failed as he got out his bong
    my lord you can’t help me nickie was heard to have said
    as he lit his pipe putting it to his big head
    if you can’t help me I really must go
    to the places you spoke of the places you know
    so nickie got high and rereaded the posts
    and realized how terribly he missed his old hosts
    so he threw his e-meter and bong in the trash
    and returned to his computer with one quick long dash
    i never again will resign in quick haste
    from the place that i thought was a waste
    for i now truly realize he said with a grin
    that i only i reside here within

  3. Nick says:

    I expected a serious, developing conversation dealing with the pro and cons of scientology and psychiatry, but I guess that was a shot in the blue.

    Indeed, very serious messageboard.

    I sign off, might look in if anybody accepted the challenge.


  4. Timothy says:

    No. But don’t feel bad, I’d do the same thing to a Mormon.

  5. I know you are so what am I?

  6. Nick says:

    Can you engage in a serious discussion please, and not behave like kids.

    Come forward with your arguments.


  7. Timothy says:

    Oh, sure, I’ll ban his IP right after I get done clearing myself of body thetans. That might be a while, I don’t have $500,000 to blow just now, and I’m not dumb enough to join up.

  8. Katie says:

    Scientology is raking in all the money coming in from dutiful deciples like yourself.

  9. Katie says:

    How much money are you bringing in for Miscavige? He is laughing all the way to the bank. By the way, Ron Hubbard was a big drug user.

  10. Nick says:


    Is there anything good about scientology at all? Have you read a book, done some courses, done some auditing?


  11. Nick says:


    Apparently some dick-weed amuses himself by calling himself “Nick” and perhaps “Jay”, communicating with himself? I find it disturbing and didn’t know severe mental patients were allowed here. Could you please block his IP so we can have a serious discussion here?

    the real Nick

  12. Jay,

    I’ll have you know that my mother would never have dropped me. She was a wide receiver for the then as yet unknown NFFL. (Nat’l female football league – and yes, she did pass visual inspection) Therefore, I find you hypotenuese very insinuating.


  13. Nick,

    Regarding your imbecility, is there the slighest chance that it could be due to something other than the lack of neural synapses within your skull? Or perhaps, something external caused the paucity of neural connections? Perhaps your mother dropped you on your head as a wee lad?

    Jay “the real” me. (can you hear the real me can ya can ya?)

  14. e lear says:

    a scientologist by the name of travolta
    paparazzi chased him with a minolta
    hooked to an e-meter
    attached to his peter
    he exclaimed l ron i’m gonna revolta

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