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Fox News host Greg Gutfeld brought up anti-depressants and whether they are really good for us while humorously pointing out that maybe, just maybe, Tom Cruise was right all along.
“Are depressive meds really good for our heads? And was Tom Cruise right when he said those pills were a fright?” Gutfeld quipped at the opening of his show.
“A major review out of the University College of London found no convincing evidence that low serotonin levels cause depression, casting doubt on anti-depressants to treat it. What do they find more effective in treating unhappiness?” Gutfeld asked and then cut to a pic of himself laughing.
“Wow, I was almost like dead there for a moment. Which leaves me with just one question. Was Tom Cruise actually right all along?” he asked.
Was Tom Cruise right about psychiatrics? Who knows. Sure sounds like he could have been now. #Gutfeld
— Conservative Warrior (A.K.) ❤️ (@ALRambler2) July 23, 2022
He went on to show a clip of Cruise speaking out against psychiatric drugs and procedures such as electric shock with NBC host Matt Lauer in 2005. The actor allegedly does not believe in psychiatry and believes it does unimaginable damage to children and adults alike rather than helping them.
“I agree with Tom. The cure for depression is clearly hundreds of millions of dollars and a thriving movie career. But after being mocked about that opinion about drugs, could it be maybe this whole time, Tom was right?” Gutfeld wondered aloud.
“Although the Royal College of Psychiatrists… oooh fancy… urged people with depression to continue taking their meds, insisting anti-depressant drugs, do in fact, still work. Which is more than you can say for Matt Lauer,” the conservative host snarked.
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Then he turned to guest Kat Timpf to joke about anti-depressants.
“Kat, in the green room, you were saying, ‘Tom Cruise is right on almost everything. And I should know, I lived with him for five years.’ Is that true?” he asked her, not believing it in the least.
“Yeah, a lot of people don’t know that,” she jokingly said.
“I know, and it’s amazing how you kept that to yourself,” Gutfeld ribbed her.
“Yeah, never telling you anything again,” she kidded.
“So, it’s not like he’s totally right. And it’s not like we’re talking about one chemical. There’s something interesting about it,” Gutfeld noted.
“I mean, you’re talking to a Ritalin kid,” Timpf told him. “Now, I’m a Vivance adult.”
She went on to humorously recount her out-of-control childhood and why she was put on Ritalin.
“Tom Cruise I think believes you can just manage reality, right? Cause like, therefore you can manage reality without chemistry. All you have to do is work your mind man!” Gutfeld exclaimed a short time later. “Yeah, and then he jumps on your couch.”
Not a fan of Tom Cruise but appreciate that he's calling out this insipid 60+ year agenda of pharmacology and psychiatry as social control. Neuroscience is unmasking the fallacy of the DSM and the subjective criteria by which psychiatric drugs are prescribed. https://t.co/aRgdoXnYER
— Jo Nadine (@jnesais) July 22, 2022
A little later in the segment, Gutfeld went after adults who give anti-depressants to kids, slamming them for the practice.
One of his guests, Chadwick, recounted taking anti-depressants as well when he was trying to quit smoking. He pointed out that the doctor told him the drug he was prescribed could cause suicidal thoughts and two weeks later, it did.
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