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Shields Fires Back at Cruise

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Brooke Shields is on the attack, firing back at Tom Cruise's "Today" show rant against antidepressants.

In an op-ed piece published in The New York Times Friday, Shields writes that she'll take a "wild" guess and say that Cruise has never "suffered from postpartum depression."

Cruise had criticized Shields for taking the drugs before his appearance on "Today" last week, but became particularly passionate about the issue in an interview with Matt Lauer.

Cruise said there was no such thing as chemical imbalances that need to be corrected with drugs, and that depression could be treated with exercise and vitamins.

Shields called those remarks "a disservice to mothers everywhere."

She writes that if anything good can come from what she calls Cruise's "ridiculous rant," she hopes it gives "much-needed attention to a serious disease."


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