Saturday, July 09, 2005

Scientologists after Anti-depressants again!

Oh dear, just when I didn't think it could not get any more nutty the scientologists have mobilised their celebrity forces to try and again disregard anti-depressants. This time the claims are that anti-depressants make children into walking, potential mass murdering time bombs and worse. It is true that in some respects, drugs like anti-depressants are overprescribed in some cases. What is being denied unfairly is that these drugs do help for a large number of people and that in many cases their use is essential. That these people are so ignorantly trying to peddle misinformation, see the Tom Cruise interview for some examples, but are in prominent positions in society as well is just making things worse.