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Old 06-25-2005, 09:09 AM   #16
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Who cares what Tom Cruise thinks? His opinions on matters are insignificant.
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Old 06-25-2005, 11:17 AM   #17
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Hey may do a lot of good things but i think his perception on depression and women is a little funky. He needs to be more open minded. But nothing we can do about it right?
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I find Tom Cruise very irritating and his comments about depression, therapy, and medication really have me riled up. I've suffered from depression for years and I know therapy and Paxil helped me during a very difficult time. Tom has every right to his opinion but does he have to be such a condescending ass about it? So glad Brooke Shields gave him the smack down.

Tom is a talented actor but I'm afraid his persona is going to take over and the movie going public will not see a character on the screen but the guy who jumped all over Oprah's couch.
I totally agree with you Golightly Grrl. I also suffer from depression. Nobody knows what it's like unless they have been through it themselves.
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Old 06-25-2005, 07:35 PM   #19
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Who cares what Tom Cruise thinks? His opinions on matters are insignificant.
True, but I'm just a little worried that some naive people out there might believe he's right when he says you can cure depression or mental illness "by exercise and vitamins."


There's already some stigma left when dealing with mental illnesses, Tom Cruise's comments aren't helping any.


Then again, maybe they are. I have yet to read or see anything in the media agreeing with him or supporting him on this subject. Maybe that shows how far we've come in treating depression as an illness, not something to be ashamed of.

Besides Matt Lauer, I'd really like to see Cruise interviewed by Mike Wallace from 60 minutes, because Wallace has dealt with depression in his own life and would probably tear Cruise a new one
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hey, katie holmes is hot at least.
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Old 06-26-2005, 03:45 AM   #21
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There is an old adage in Hollywood....

"I don't care what you say about me, just spell my name right."

Love him or hate him, he's got people talking about him and his new film.
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There is an old adage in Hollywood....

"I don't care what you say about me, just spell my name right."

Love him or hate him, he's got people talking about him and his new film.
It's beginning to look to me as though this is all that this new relationship/ depression debate is trying to achieve.

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i like tom cruise as an actor, but the whole scientology thing bugs me.
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I'm finding it hard to even like him as an actor right now

I'm concerned about what he is saying about depression and anti-depressants. Sure it's his opinion but last I checked he doesn't have a degree in any form of medicine so is far from an expert in the field. I worry that his comments may either stop someone from seeking medical treatment for depression or make someone stop taking an antidepressant (which by the way is a big no-no without supervision from a health care professional)

leave medical advice for the professionals and stick with acting


sorry -this just really irritates me
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Old 06-27-2005, 06:56 AM   #25
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Did you guys see the segment on Today about anti-depressants?

Supossedly they had two people to represent both sides but they let the one who agreed with Tom Cruise talk more. Hehe!

It's a grey issue. I don't think there is a right or wrong answer. however, some people do need meds.

What are TC's view on people with Bipolar disorder??

I know a lot of people with this disease and if you stop taking their meds, they go OFF!
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Tom Cruise has turned into a weirdo ... plain and simple
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Old 06-27-2005, 02:44 PM   #27
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Tom seems to have an opinion in anything these days...

I wonder whether this is going to help or damage the opening of ''War of the Worlds" on Friday...

Tom, go home.
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It's funny how 99% of you 'TC haters' are women....
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Old 06-28-2005, 07:17 AM   #29
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.... and here's to the other 1% .. who don't actually hate Tom Cruise ...
just can't understand why he's even with Katie !!

We need a Katie Holmes hate thread instead !!
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I think Tom should shut up about anti-depressants and go make Top Gun II.
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