During an interview with Matt Lauer on the TODAY show in June (05), Cruise blasted both psychology and psychiatry and slammed actress Brooke Shields' use of therapy and anti-depressant drugs to fight post-partum depression following the birth of her first child.
Cruise said, "I've never agreed with psychiatry, ever. Before I was a Scientologist I never agreed with psychiatry. And when I started studying the history of psychiatry, I understood more and more why I didn't believe in psychology."
After researching her role as psychiatrist for her next movie THE VISITING, Kidman is a full supporter of the benefits of psychiatry.
She says, "I have a father who is a psychologist, so my life has been research.
"Yeah, of course (psychiatry is worthwhile). I think all sorts of things do, in terms of Buddhism, in terms of therapy. I think people choose things that they need that are going to help them. And obviously, I've seen my father do some magnificent work."