The truth is that they're both right and both wrong. The Scientology representative is correct that there is no provable medical condition like the alleged "chemical imbalance." Look it up for yourself. This means that mental dysfunction cannot be accurately treated by medication and relies solely on guesswork. Electroshock therapy is indeed barbaric as it actually causes brain damage. It is irrelevant that "a small fraction" of people experience this treatment; that in no way makes it acceptable. However, "talk therapy" is the only form of psychiatry that has been proven to work. It is the closest to thing to a cure for mental dysfunction. It's called coping, which cannot be done through medication. Medication only provides a state of euphoria like street drugs. A psychiatrist who prescribes medication in place of coping is taking the easy way out without regard to the patient's health. The "quick fix" appeal is hard for the patient to pass up as well. Who wants to spend weeks, perhaps years, digging up issues they'd like to ignore. Although the potential side-effects of these drugs should be enough to dissuade you, what is not often talked about is the damage every medication has on your organs, especially after prolonged use. Unfortunately, Scientology is not in this debate to help society realize the truth about modern psychology. They are in it to win more members and therefore more money by implying Scientology is the only cure. It seems that CNN's motives are slanted as well since they focus on the weaknesses of the interviewee's argument to take the attention away from the real point. It is immature of the reporter to counter the claim that psychology is a sham by pointing out that Scientology is a sham, although it is. The founder of Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard, once said, "I'm getting into religion. That's where the money is." The same can be said about the pharmaceutical industry.