Tom Cruise is irresponsible, rude, and (look who's calling the kettle black) glib.
If you are not familiar with his interview with Matt Lauer, then read it on MSNBC.
Tom, in my opinion you are an idiot, and totally unqualified to talk about Ritalin. You are not a doctor, and from what I can tell, you didn't even attend college. I've done my homework and I can tell you that almost half of the boys in this country with untreated ADHD Will have been arrested for a felony by age 16. A host of other dysfunctions including marital discord, poor school and job performance, and the likelihood of drug abuse are statistically higher in untreated ADHD males.
And as for Brooke Shields,
Brooke, you are an idiot and a hypocrite.
If you (the reader of this post) have read the interview that I linked to above, then you know how Ms. Shields fits into this discussion. According to PEOPLE Magazine, she said:
"I agree with him (Tom) about his feeling on prescribing drugs to kids. We are in accord …I don't think Ritalin should be prescribed to kids. Postpartum depression is a different matter. I think I'm more qualified to talk about that (than he is)."
OK, OK, Brooke, don't get all defensive, I know you did go to college, a good one (Princeton) but you are still not a doctor, and I doubt you've done the research on this subject that I've done.
Now, I'm not a doctor, and I rarely speak about celebrities, but if some poor mother hears Tom or Brooke talk and that mother's child is denied medicine that could help keep that child out of jail because of what either of these idiots say, then I hope that the untreated kid with ADHD goes to one of their neighborhoods to commit his crime.