Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Steve Crain: Duckworth Talks About Mental Illness

From, a news service in North Carolina:

“Is Tom Cruise in the audience tonight? More importantly, is Nicole Kidman here?” asked mental health expert Dr. Ken Duckworth of Massachusetts on a recent Tuesday night at Sandhills Community College in Southern Pines.

The audience laughed, probably figuring Kidman might have things to say about her former husband’s state of mind.

An assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, Duckworth criticized Cruise for lambasting Brooke Shields who took antidepressants to combat postpartum depression.

Duckworth called his lecture “Tom Cruise has it all wrong — the real truth about mental illness.” NAMI-Moore County (NAMI is the National Alliance on the Mental Illness) co-sponsored Duckworth’s appearance as part of The Ruth Pauley Lecture Series.