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          A Former Smoker Shares One of the Most Important Things You Can Do To Quit Smoking

          A former smoker shares one important thing you can do to quit smoking.

          10 Key Signs of Having an Addiction

          Do you wonder if your behavior is crossing the line into addiction? Psychotherapist Dr. Gary Stollman gives 10 key signs of having an addiction.

          What to Do During a Bank Robbery

          Dr. Rosemary Erickson is a security expert who trains bank employees in what to do during a robbery. Learn the Dos and Don’ts if you find yourself at a bank during an attempted robbery.

          Quiz: Can You Spot a Narcissist?

          Do you think you could spot a narcissist? Could it be you or someone you know? Determine if there is a narcissist in your midst!

          Signs that Your Child May Have OCD

          Dr. Frank Lawlis, Chairman of the Dr. Phil Advisory Board, provides a checklist of symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD.

          Talking to Your Children about Tragedy

          Opening up an age-appropriate dialogue with your children about a tragedy can be difficult, but it's necessary and important. Dr. Phil gives six tips for talking to young people.

          Quiz: Are You an Enabler?

          Enabling behavior can make your addicted love one even sicker. Find out if you're an enabler.

          Action Plan for Getting Back to Better Days

          Surviving a loss from death, divorce or when something you cherish is taken from you can be difficult, but you will survive. Dr. Phil shares steps to get back to better days.

          Four Phases of PTSD Recovery

          Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can destroy families, dismantle marriages and leave its victims reliving a nightmare. But help is available, and there is hope for PTSD sufferers and their families.

          The 4 Stages Of Readiness For Change

          Change cannot happen unless you are ready for it. According to Dr. Phil, there are four stages of readiness when it comes to change.

          A Hoarder Lets Cameras Into Her Home (First Visitor In 14 Years)

          "Nobody has been to my house in 14 years," says Kelli, whose 14-year-old son has been forced to sleep on the couch since he was 5 so she can use his bedroom for storage. "I want to get rid of stuff but I don't know how to do it," she says, turning to Dr. Phil for help.

          A Former Smoker Shares One of the Most Important Things You Can Do To Quit Smoking

          A former smoker shares one important thing you can do to quit smoking.

          Signs of a Gambling Disorder

          A gambling disorder is defined as gambling behavior that disrupts personal, family, and/or vocational pursuits.

          Should the N-Word Be Banned?

          What are your feelings about the N-word and the idea of reclaiming an epithet historically used to oppress African-Americans?

          Self-Defense Tips

          A self-defense expert gives the do's and don'ts of protecting yourself against an attacker.

          Should You Report an Abusive Parent?

          How to tell if you should report an incident.

          What is Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)?

          Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) characterized by the presence of obsessive (persistent/intrusive) thoughts and compulsive, repetitive behaviors that are time-consuming or cause significant distress/impairment.

          Anxiety Disorders

          Anxiety disorders develop when anxiety is persistent over time and causes significant distress or impairment in functioning.

          What a Survivor Can Teach Us about Abuse

          Amy says that when she was 18-years-old, she was held prisoner, chained up and raped by a man and his friends for over a year. She says she was subjected to his daily verbal and psychological torments. Now married and a mom, Amy has more than pieced her life back together. She offers her words of advice and wisdom on building self-esteem, and developing a support group to help you move past an abusive relationship.

          What is Hypochodria?

          Hypochondriasis is characterized by very high levels of worry about illness, a tendency to appraise their bodily symptoms as unduly threatening, harmful, or troublesome, and often think the worst about their health.

          An Autism Diagnosis: Answers To Help You Navigate The Journey

          Dr. Frank Lawlis, author of The Autism Answer and chairman of the Dr. Phil Advisory Board, shares some of his insight about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

          Early Signs of Schizophrenia

          Learn the early warning signs of schizophrenia, and determine whether your loved one could be at risk.

          Risks of Drug Abuse during Pregnancy

          When you are pregnant, you are not just "eating for two." You also breathe and drink for two, so it is important to carefully consider what you give to your baby. If you smoke, use alcohol or take illegal drugs, so does your unborn baby.

          Misophonia: Do You Hate Certain Sounds?

          Misophonia, literally "hatred of sound," is a little-known neurological disorder in which negative experiences (anger, flight, hatred, disgust) are triggered by specific sounds.

          Personality Disorders

          Get information on some of the different types of personality disorders. (Source: DSM-5)

          Dr. Freda Lewis-Hall, Chief Medical Officer of Pfizer, Explains how to Make Your Health a Priority

          Dr. Freda Lewis-Hall, Chief Medical Officer of Pfizer, explains reasons why we avoid medical checkups and tests — and how we can get past that.

          Dr. Freda Lewis Hall, Chief Medical Officer of Pfizer, Explains the Signs of Depression

          Dr. Freda Lewis Hall, Chief Medical Officer of Pfizer, gives important information about the signs of depression, and how it can be treated. Could you or someone you know be suffering?

          What to Do If You Are Raped

          Rape is generally defined as forced or nonconsensual sexual intercourse. If you know someone who has been sexually violated, take these precautions.

          Are You a Victim of Stalking?

          Learn the behaviors that the U.S. Department of Justice classifies as stalking. Are you a victim of a stalker?

          10 Key Signs of Having an Addiction

          Do you wonder if your behavior is crossing the line into addiction? Psychotherapist Dr. Gary Stollman gives 10 key signs of having an addiction.

          What to Do During a Bank Robbery

          Dr. Rosemary Erickson is a security expert who trains bank employees in what to do during a robbery. Learn the Dos and Don’ts if you find yourself at a bank during an attempted robbery.

          Quiz: Can You Spot a Narcissist?

          Do you think you could spot a narcissist? Could it be you or someone you know? Determine if there is a narcissist in your midst!

          Signs that Your Child May Have OCD

          Dr. Frank Lawlis, Chairman of the Dr. Phil Advisory Board, provides a checklist of symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD.

          Tips for Hotel Safety

          If you're a woman who often travels alone, learn the tips for staying safe while in hotels.

          Signs of Intoxication and Drunk Driving

          LAPD Valley Traffic Division Capt. Ivan Minsal provides the top signs of drunk driving.

          Repairing Your Online Reputation

          Michael Fertik, CEO and founder of Reputation.com, says there's hope for repairing a damaged reputation, and offers these tips.

          Toxic Identification with an Abductor

          Dr. Phil goes over the warning signs of toxic identification with an abductor, often called Stockholm Syndrome.

          Warning Signs of a Midlife Crisis

          Wondering if your partner is going through a midlife crisis? Some experts say these could be warning signs.

          Maintaining Sobriety and Avoiding Relapse

          You've made it through rehab and are clean & sober. Dr. Frank Lawlis, chairman of the "Dr. Phil" Advisory Board, offers his steps for maintaining sobriety.

          How to Talk to Someone You Think Needs Help

          Mental health issues affect millions of Americans. It may be difficult to reach out to someone you think needs help. Follow these Dos and Don'ts as a guideline for reaching out.

          Quiz: Are You an Enabler?

          Enabling behavior can make your addicted love one even sicker. Find out if you're an enabler.

          Quiz: Are You Vulnerable to a Cult-Like Group?

          Could you be vulnerable to a cult-like group's influence?

          Stay Safe Action Plan

          Sue Else, president of the National Network to End Domestic Violence, offers steps for staying safe after leaving an abusive relationship.

          What Your Dreams Reveal

          Have you ever dreamed that you’re falling or running through the streets naked? Do you wake up feeling refreshed or on the verge of tears? What do these images mean? Take the following quiz and learn what common dreams reveal about you.

          Protect Your Reputation on the Internet

          Have you had trouble with photos or information about you being posted on the Internet? Are you worried your children might mistakenly share private information on the wild, wild web? David Gingras is an attorney who offers tips to protect your reputation on the Internet:

          Quiz: Are You at Risk for an Eating Disorder?

          Do you check the calories on everything you eat in trying to control your weight? Do you skip meals to lose weight? How about your teenager? Take this quiz to determine if you or someone you love may be at risk for developing a deadly eating disorder.

          Quiz: Are You Obsessed with Aging?

          Does worrying about getting older consume your thoughts? Answer the questions below to see if you're obsessed with aging and learn what to do to accept getting older.

          Quiz: Are You in an Abusive Relationship?

          The National Domestic Violence Hotline has a quiz for indentifying abuse. Answer these questions to find out whether your relationship is unhealthy and could be dangerous.

          Family Strategies for Coping with an Eating Disorder

          Dr. Phil offers tips for coping with a family member who has an eating disorder.

          Tips to Help You Make a Decision

          Liz Vaccariello, editor-in-chief of Prevention joins Dr. Phil to share secrets to becomeing smarter and happier. If you have trouble making decisions, follow these tips.

          Foods to Boost Your Brainpower

          Liz Vaccariello, editor-in-chief of Prevention, shares the foods you should eat to boost your brainpower.

          Tips to Feel Happier

          Liz Vaccariello, editor-in-chief of Prevention shares tips for improving your mood.

          Warning Signs of Prescription Drug Abuse

          The untimely death of several of celebrities, including former child actor Corey Haim, who were found with prescription pill bottles by their side, has brought the prescription drug abuse epidemic to the limelight. If you fear a loved one may be abusing prescription pills, watch for these warning signs and seek immediate help.

          Easy Methods to Alleviate Stress

          Dr. Frank Lawlis, author of "The Stress Answer" and chairman of the "Dr. Phil" Advisory Board, offers the following tips to de-stress.

          Criteria for a Diagnosis of Psychosis

          On the show "Surrogate Mom Faces Her Critics," Shelly says that she kept the babies she carried for intended parents Amy and Scott Kehoe because Amy allegedly withheld the fact that she has a mental illness. Dr. Phil says that too often, people with mental disorders are unfairly stigmatized. Below is the criteria for a diagnosis of psychosis.

          Questions to Ask Yourself Before Making a Decision

          Whether you’re thinking about getting married, having a baby or revealing a secret, Dr. Phil has advice for making major life decisions.

          Determining Your Metabolic Type

          Dr. Philip Goglia, author of Turn Up the Heat: Unlock the Fat-Burning Power of Your Metabolism, offers tips for determining your metabolic type using blood work.

          Dealing with Rude People

          It seems that rudeness has reached epidemic proportions — from celebrity meltdowns to excessive cell phone use to obnoxious drivers. Rude people don’t always dial in to the impact their behavior has on others. Whether you're dealing with an aggressive coworker or family member, or you're the one with a rude attitude, Dr. Phil has advice.

          Will You Have a Latchkey Kid?

          Is your child ready to stay home alone? How do you prepare them for an unexpected emergency? Consider this safety checklist.

          Get Better Sleep!

          Dr. Craig Schwimmer is the founder and medical director of The Snoring Center in Dallas, Texas. He offers tips on better sleep hygiene -- a series of behaviors and patterns that promote good, healthy, restorative sleep.

          Eating Healthy on a Budget

          Think you have to be rich to eat healthy? Think again! Fitness trainer Robert Reames offers tips for budget dining.

          Do You Know Your Alcohol Limit?

          Do you think you know when it's safe to drive after you've been drinking? Dr. Phil busts shocking myths about drinking and sobering up.

          Steps for Escaping Abuse

          Abusive husbands come in all sizes, shapes and colors, crossing ethnic and age groups. Their anger often leaves their wives physically battered and bruised, and emotionally broken. Dr. Phil follows the story of Star, a mother of four who flees to a shelter to escape what she says is an abusive marriage. Below are his crucial steps for leaving a volatile relationship.

          Moving Past a Celebrity Obsession

          If you have a burning desire to look like Jessica Simpson or you can't stop buying Jimmy Choo shoes, Dr. Phil has advice!

          Avoiding Fatal Drug Mistakes

          Dr. Travis Stork, emergency room physician and co-host of The Doctors highlights some common drug interactions that could be fatal.

          Mind Control Warning Signs

          Some say there could be as many as 5,000 religious groups in America preying on the weak and vulnerable, with five to seven million victims and 180,000 new recruits each year. Learn the warning signs of dangerous groups before you become a victim.

          Gaming Addictive Behavior Audit

          Are you obsessed with playing online games? Computer games are supposed to be fun, but when a hobby turns into an addiction, virtual fantasy worlds can wreck real lives and ruin real marriages.

          Signs and Symptoms of Hoarding

          Hoarding is a highly emotional issue that may seem horrifying to some, but for others, it's a complicated and difficult struggle.

          Tips for Checking Up on Your Doctor

          When you're preparing for a medical procedure -- from a minor in-office treatment to major surgery -- how do you know if your doctor is qualified?

          Robin’s Budget Beauty Recipes

          Robin shares her secret recipes for making at-home beauty products.

          Bad Habits and Your World

          Dr. Phil Advisory Board member Arthur B. Markman provides strategies for breaking habits and replacing them with good ones.

          Seven Steps for Making Resolutions Stick!

          Do you want to lose weight, stop smoking or get your anger under control in 2012? Dr. Phil outlines seven steps for making your resolutions a reality!

          Autism Spectrum Disorder Early Warning Signs

          If you're a parent of young children, how can you tell if your child might be autistic? Dr. Phil shares some of the early warning signs of autism.

          Choosing a Plastic Surgeon

          If you are considering cosmetic or plastic surgery, do not overlook the importance of choosing the right physician.

          An Exit Action Plan: Guidelines for Leaving an Abusive Relationship

          If you or someone you know is ready to leave an abusive relationship, be sure and follow these guidelines before making the break.

          Good Habits

          Dr. Phil Advisory Board member Dr. Art Markman offers strategies for developing good habits.

          Do You Suffer from Body Dysmorphia?

          Do you know a woman who is as beautiful as some Hollywood models and actresses, yet she believes she looks like a monster? She may suffer from body dysmorphic disorder, a preoccupation with a real or imagined physical defect.

          Treating Encopresis

          If your child suffers from encompresis, the inability to properly move his or her bowels, pediatrician Dr. Brown has advice!

          ADD Screening Tool

          Take this quiz to determine if you may have ADD and need further evaluation.

          Household Items Your Child May Be Using to Get High

          Parents, you might be your kids' drug dealer. You probably think you’ve taught your child everything there is to know about drugs. But did you know they could be getting high from products in your pantry, under your sink, or in your medicine cabinet?

          Alcohol Addiction Resources

          Alcoholism is an out-of-control addiction. This year, Americans will spend more than $90,000,000,000 on beer, wine and spirits. If you or someone close to you has a drinking problem, contact the following agencies.

          Are You Weight Loss Resistant?

          Use the following profile to determine if there are underlying reasons for your inability to shed pounds.

          Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder

          Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder

          What is Tourette Syndrome?

          Learn what Tourette syndrome is and what its common symptoms are.

          Child Sexual Abuse Warning Signs and Resources

          To learn the warning signs of sexual abuse in children, visit these resources.

          Asperger’s Warning Signs

          Asperger's Warning Signs

          Food and Diet Obsession

          Consumed with thoughts of food? The possible roots of your obsession may surprise you.

          Treating Obsessive-Compulsive Behaviors

          Obsessive behaviors, like constant hand washing, don't have to take over your life.

          Your Internal Feelings about Food and Weight

          Discover what your overeating is really about.

          The Female Orgasm

          Ninety percent of orgasm problems appear to be psychological in nature.

          Should You Have Cosmetic Surgery?

          Millions are having Botox, nose jobs and implants. But is it right for you?

          Escaping the Anger Prison

          Do the slightest things enrage you? Here are tips on keeping your cool.

          Life Strategies Personality Tests

          These tests will show if you're a Porcupine, Chicken Little or Poser.

          Protecting Yourself From Sabotage

          Now that you're making progress, people may try to disrupt your efforts.

          When Losing Weight Causes Anxiety

          Losing a lot of weight may make you feel great, but it can also cause anxiety.

          Coping With Disease

          When someone in the family gets sick, it affects everybody.

          Overcoming Addiction

          Anything, including eating, shopping and working, can become an addiction. Dr. Phil has strategies for getting your addiction under control.

          Coping with Snoring

          Learn about different methods that treat snoring.

          Excerpt from ‘A Random Act’

          Author Cindi Broaddus shares her story of having the strength to overcome a senseless act of violence.

          Seven Steps to Breaking Your Addiction

          If you're struggling to kick a nasty habit, Dr. Phil has advice.

          Putting Passion Back Into Your Relationship

          Ready to break out of your rut and turn up the heat in your relationship?

          The Rapid Start Plan

          Use the Rapid Start Plan to start losing weight and learn to eat and enjoy healthier foods.

          Nutrition for Kids with ADD

          Proper food and diet can help children be more efficient and have better brain functioning.

          Taming the Green-Eyed Monster

          If you have a burning desire to look like Jessica Simpson or you can't stop buying Jimmy Choo shoes, Dr. Phil has advice!

          Addiction Resources

          Addiction Resources

          Physical Fitness Exercises

          Exercises you and your family can perform to get off the couch and get moving. These are the same exercises the families in the Family Weight Loss Challenge completed in their first physical fitness competition.

          Before You Have Gastric Bypass Surgery …

          Dr. Phil offers advice and resources before having gastric bypass surgery.

          Talking to Your Children about Tragedy

          Opening up an age-appropriate dialogue with your children about a tragedy can be difficult, but it's necessary and important. Dr. Phil gives six tips for talking to young people.

          How to Talk to Someone You Think Needs Help

          Mental health issues affect millions of Americans. It may be difficult to reach out to someone you think needs help. Follow these Dos and Don'ts as a guideline for reaching out.

          Action Plan for Getting Back to Better Days

          Surviving a loss from death, divorce or when something you cherish is taken from you can be difficult, but you will survive. Dr. Phil shares steps to get back to better days.

          Quiz: Could You Have PTSD?

          Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a complex anxiety disorder that may develop after exposure to an extremely stressful or life-threatening event — involving death, the threat of death or serious injury — with resulting intense fear, helplessness or horror.

          Dealing with the Tragedy in Haiti

          If your child is having trouble coping with the aftermath of the tragedy in Haiti, or if you can't get past the loss and destruction, Dr. Phil has advice.

          Suicide: 5 Warning Signs and 5 Things You Can Do to Help

          Every day 105 people commit suicide in the United States. Learn the 5 most common warning signs and the 5 things to do to help someone who is considering taking his or her life.

          Experiencing Grief after Loss

          "Although the experience of grief in some form or another is universal, our reactions within the overall process vary widely. Newer research and my own experience tell me that, really, there are not stages of grief but an array of feelings that arise," says Dr. Phil. These emotions pop up in a specific order, and it's rare that one set ends completely before another begins. More likely, you'll experience a number of emotions -- perhaps one at a time, perhaps three at a time.

          Moving Past a Moment of Crisis

          Dr. Phil offers suggestions on moving forward after a traumatic event.

          Coping with the War

          During these difficult times, Dr. Phil offers advice on dealing with anxiety, uncertainty, and other issues related to the war with Iraq.

          When Your Child’s First Pet Dies

          How to handle this milestone in your child's life.

          Dealing with Anger and Guilt after a Suicide

          After losing a loved one to suicide, it isn't uncommon to struggle with conflicting feelings of anger and grief. Dr. Phil has advice on dealing with these painful and troubling emotions.

          Forgiving Yourself after the Loss of a Loved One

          If you are blaming yourself for a death that was not your fault, Dr. Phil has advice on forgiving yourself and moving on past the grief.

          Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: The Symptoms

          Could you or someone you love be suffering from PTSD? Learn the symptoms to watch out for.

          Getting Through the Grieving Process

          How to allow yourself to heal.

          Experiencing Grief after Loss

          The mourning process is sometimes made more difficult because the roller coaster of emotions that naturally occur might not feel natural. Find out what you can expect.

          5 Dangerous Suicide Myths

          Why you should never ignore a cry for help.

          How To Give and Receive Support

          Nobody should go through the grieving process alone. Dr. Phil has advice if you are afraid to ask for help or if you don't know how to offer it.

          Risks of Drug Abuse during Pregnancy

          When you are pregnant, you are not just "eating for two." You also breathe and drink for two, so it is important to carefully consider what you give to your baby. If you smoke, use alcohol or take illegal drugs, so does your unborn baby.

          Maintaining Sobriety and Avoiding Relapse

          You've made it through rehab and are clean & sober. Dr. Frank Lawlis, chairman of the "Dr. Phil" Advisory Board, offers his steps for maintaining sobriety.

          Tips for Parents to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

          Learn 10 tips for parents to help prevent teen pregnancy. The tips can also influence teens to delay becoming sexually active and encourage those having sex to use contraception carefully.

          What Teens Want Parents to Know about Teen Sex

          The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy shares the 10 things teens want their parents and other adults to know about teens and sex.

          Increase Your Chances of Conceiving

          Reproduction is basic desire of being human, so it's important to take care of your mind and body. Dr. John Jain, a fertility specialist, offers the following tips.

          Mom’s Biggest Health Mistakes

          Moms have a tough enough job without adding medical complications for their children down the road. Introduce healthy options early on.

          The Foundation of a Good Pregnancy

          Dr. Phil helps parents-to-be prepare for a huge life change.

          The Myths and Facts about Pregnancy

          From food cravings to weight gain, Dr. Phil sheds light on common myths.

          Having a Baby Later in Life

          Is it OK to have a baby when you're in your 50s? If you're healthy, how much should age be a factor in having a child?

          Profile of a Pregnancy Special Thanks

          Special thanks to the following.

          How to Stop Recurring Nightmares

          What does a recurring nightmare mean and how can you stop them?

          Is It OK To Have An Only Child?

          Dr. Phil gives his thoughts about whether it's selfish to have an only child.

          Negotiating for More Children

          Disagree with your spouse over whether you should have another child?

          Profile of a Pregnancy Follow-Up Special Thanks

          Special thanks to the following.

          Questions Your Unborn Child Might Ask

          Thinking of having a baby? Ask yourself these questions first.

          Don’t Let Having a Baby Ruin Your Marriage

          Dr. Phil has advice on how to cope with the new stress.

          The 4 Stages Of Readiness For Change

          Change cannot happen unless you are ready for it. According to Dr. Phil, there are four stages of readiness when it comes to change.

          A Hoarder Lets Cameras Into Her Home (First Visitor In 14 Years)

          "Nobody has been to my house in 14 years," says Kelli, whose 14-year-old son has been forced to sleep on the couch since he was 5 so she can use his bedroom for storage. "I want to get rid of stuff but I don't know how to do it," she says, turning to Dr. Phil for help.

          Robin McGraw Shares Some Of Her Favorite Items From Her Me O’ My Product Line

          On the heels of the record-breaking success of her lifestyle brand, Robin McGraw Revelation, Robin joins Dr. Phil to share some of her favorite products from her new Me O' My product line.

          A Former Smoker Shares One of the Most Important Things You Can Do To Quit Smoking

          A former smoker shares one important thing you can do to quit smoking.

          Signs of a Gambling Disorder

          A gambling disorder is defined as gambling behavior that disrupts personal, family, and/or vocational pursuits.

          From the Dr. Phil Advisory Board

          Sixteen distinguished mental health professionals hailing from distinct backgrounds and varied disciplines provide advice and counsel to Dr. Phil. This blue ribbon panel of mental health experts is known as the Dr. Phil Advisory Board.

          Should the N-Word Be Banned?

          What are your feelings about the N-word and the idea of reclaiming an epithet historically used to oppress African-Americans?

          Teen Domestic Violence Resources

          If your teenager, your friend, or even you are in an abusive relationship, there are places to go for help. The following resources are a good place to start.

          Self-Defense Tips

          A self-defense expert gives the do's and don'ts of protecting yourself against an attacker.

          Should You Report an Abusive Parent?

          How to tell if you should report an incident.

          What is Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)?

          Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) characterized by the presence of obsessive (persistent/intrusive) thoughts and compulsive, repetitive behaviors that are time-consuming or cause significant distress/impairment.

          Anxiety Disorders

          Anxiety disorders develop when anxiety is persistent over time and causes significant distress or impairment in functioning.

          What a Survivor Can Teach Us about Abuse

          Amy says that when she was 18-years-old, she was held prisoner, chained up and raped by a man and his friends for over a year. She says she was subjected to his daily verbal and psychological torments. Now married and a mom, Amy has more than pieced her life back together. She offers her words of advice and wisdom on building self-esteem, and developing a support group to help you move past an abusive relationship.

          What is Hypochodria?

          Hypochondriasis is characterized by very high levels of worry about illness, a tendency to appraise their bodily symptoms as unduly threatening, harmful, or troublesome, and often think the worst about their health.

          An Autism Diagnosis: Answers To Help You Navigate The Journey

          Dr. Frank Lawlis, author of The Autism Answer and chairman of the Dr. Phil Advisory Board, shares some of his insight about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

          Early Signs of Schizophrenia

          Learn the early warning signs of schizophrenia, and determine whether your loved one could be at risk.

          Risks of Drug Abuse during Pregnancy

          When you are pregnant, you are not just "eating for two." You also breathe and drink for two, so it is important to carefully consider what you give to your baby. If you smoke, use alcohol or take illegal drugs, so does your unborn baby.

          Misophonia: Do You Hate Certain Sounds?

          Misophonia, literally "hatred of sound," is a little-known neurological disorder in which negative experiences (anger, flight, hatred, disgust) are triggered by specific sounds.

          Personality Disorders

          Get information on some of the different types of personality disorders. (Source: DSM-5)

          Dr. Freda Lewis-Hall, Chief Medical Officer of Pfizer, Explains how to Make Your Health a Priority

          Dr. Freda Lewis-Hall, Chief Medical Officer of Pfizer, explains reasons why we avoid medical checkups and tests — and how we can get past that.

          Dr. Freda Lewis Hall, Chief Medical Officer of Pfizer, Explains the Signs of Depression

          Dr. Freda Lewis Hall, Chief Medical Officer of Pfizer, gives important information about the signs of depression, and how it can be treated. Could you or someone you know be suffering?

          What to Do If You Are Raped

          Rape is generally defined as forced or nonconsensual sexual intercourse. If you know someone who has been sexually violated, take these precautions.

          Are You a Victim of Stalking?

          Learn the behaviors that the U.S. Department of Justice classifies as stalking. Are you a victim of a stalker?

          10 Key Signs of Having an Addiction

          Do you wonder if your behavior is crossing the line into addiction? Psychotherapist Dr. Gary Stollman gives 10 key signs of having an addiction.

          What to Do During a Bank Robbery

          Dr. Rosemary Erickson is a security expert who trains bank employees in what to do during a robbery. Learn the Dos and Don’ts if you find yourself at a bank during an attempted robbery.

          Quiz: Can You Spot a Narcissist?

          Do you think you could spot a narcissist? Could it be you or someone you know? Determine if there is a narcissist in your midst!

          Signs that Your Child May Have OCD

          Dr. Frank Lawlis, Chairman of the Dr. Phil Advisory Board, provides a checklist of symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD.

          Tips for Hotel Safety

          If you're a woman who often travels alone, learn the tips for staying safe while in hotels.

          Talking to Your Children about Tragedy

          Opening up an age-appropriate dialogue with your children about a tragedy can be difficult, but it's necessary and important. Dr. Phil gives six tips for talking to young people.

          Signs of Intoxication and Drunk Driving

          LAPD Valley Traffic Division Capt. Ivan Minsal provides the top signs of drunk driving.

          Repairing Your Online Reputation

          Michael Fertik, CEO and founder of Reputation.com, says there's hope for repairing a damaged reputation, and offers these tips.

          Toxic Identification with an Abductor

          Dr. Phil goes over the warning signs of toxic identification with an abductor, often called Stockholm Syndrome.

          Are You Addicted to Chaos?

          Do you think you could be addicted to chaos? Take the test and find out!

          Warning Signs of a Midlife Crisis

          Wondering if your partner is going through a midlife crisis? Some experts say these could be warning signs.

          Maintaining Sobriety and Avoiding Relapse

          You've made it through rehab and are clean & sober. Dr. Frank Lawlis, chairman of the "Dr. Phil" Advisory Board, offers his steps for maintaining sobriety.

          How to Talk to Someone You Think Needs Help

          Mental health issues affect millions of Americans. It may be difficult to reach out to someone you think needs help. Follow these Dos and Don'ts as a guideline for reaching out.

          The Real Teen Mom: Alarming Statistics

          The good news is teen pregnancy is down, but the bad news is it's still the highest in the western world. The stastics explore just how big a problem it is — and why there may be no winners.

          Quiz: Are You an Enabler?

          Enabling behavior can make your addicted love one even sicker. Find out if you're an enabler.

          Action Plan for Getting Back to Better Days

          Surviving a loss from death, divorce or when something you cherish is taken from you can be difficult, but you will survive. Dr. Phil shares steps to get back to better days.

          Quiz: Are You Vulnerable to a Cult-Like Group?

          Could you be vulnerable to a cult-like group's influence?

          Tips for Parents to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

          Learn 10 tips for parents to help prevent teen pregnancy. The tips can also influence teens to delay becoming sexually active and encourage those having sex to use contraception carefully.

          Stay Safe Action Plan

          Sue Else, president of the National Network to End Domestic Violence, offers steps for staying safe after leaving an abusive relationship.

          What Your Dreams Reveal

          Have you ever dreamed that you’re falling or running through the streets naked? Do you wake up feeling refreshed or on the verge of tears? What do these images mean? Take the following quiz and learn what common dreams reveal about you.

          Protect Your Reputation on the Internet

          Have you had trouble with photos or information about you being posted on the Internet? Are you worried your children might mistakenly share private information on the wild, wild web? David Gingras is an attorney who offers tips to protect your reputation on the Internet:

          What Teens Want Parents to Know about Teen Sex

          The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy shares the 10 things teens want their parents and other adults to know about teens and sex.

          Quiz: Are You at Risk for an Eating Disorder?

          Do you check the calories on everything you eat in trying to control your weight? Do you skip meals to lose weight? How about your teenager? Take this quiz to determine if you or someone you love may be at risk for developing a deadly eating disorder.

          Quiz: Could You Have PTSD?

          Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a complex anxiety disorder that may develop after exposure to an extremely stressful or life-threatening event — involving death, the threat of death or serious injury — with resulting intense fear, helplessness or horror.

          Quiz: Are You Obsessed with Aging?

          Does worrying about getting older consume your thoughts? Answer the questions below to see if you're obsessed with aging and learn what to do to accept getting older.

          Quiz: Are You in an Abusive Relationship?

          The National Domestic Violence Hotline has a quiz for indentifying abuse. Answer these questions to find out whether your relationship is unhealthy and could be dangerous.

          Family Strategies for Coping with an Eating Disorder

          Dr. Phil offers tips for coping with a family member who has an eating disorder.

          Tips to Help You Make a Decision

          Liz Vaccariello, editor-in-chief of Prevention joins Dr. Phil to share secrets to becomeing smarter and happier. If you have trouble making decisions, follow these tips.

          Foods to Boost Your Brainpower

          Liz Vaccariello, editor-in-chief of Prevention, shares the foods you should eat to boost your brainpower.

          Tips to Feel Happier

          Liz Vaccariello, editor-in-chief of Prevention shares tips for improving your mood.

          Warning Signs of Prescription Drug Abuse

          The untimely death of several of celebrities, including former child actor Corey Haim, who were found with prescription pill bottles by their side, has brought the prescription drug abuse epidemic to the limelight. If you fear a loved one may be abusing prescription pills, watch for these warning signs and seek immediate help.

          Easy Methods to Alleviate Stress

          Dr. Frank Lawlis, author of "The Stress Answer" and chairman of the "Dr. Phil" Advisory Board, offers the following tips to de-stress.

          Criteria for a Diagnosis of Psychosis

          On the show "Surrogate Mom Faces Her Critics," Shelly says that she kept the babies she carried for intended parents Amy and Scott Kehoe because Amy allegedly withheld the fact that she has a mental illness. Dr. Phil says that too often, people with mental disorders are unfairly stigmatized. Below is the criteria for a diagnosis of psychosis.

          Dealing with the Tragedy in Haiti

          If your child is having trouble coping with the aftermath of the tragedy in Haiti, or if you can't get past the loss and destruction, Dr. Phil has advice.

          Questions to Ask Yourself Before Making a Decision

          Whether you’re thinking about getting married, having a baby or revealing a secret, Dr. Phil has advice for making major life decisions.

          Determining Your Metabolic Type

          Dr. Philip Goglia, author of Turn Up the Heat: Unlock the Fat-Burning Power of Your Metabolism, offers tips for determining your metabolic type using blood work.

          Dealing with Rude People

          It seems that rudeness has reached epidemic proportions — from celebrity meltdowns to excessive cell phone use to obnoxious drivers. Rude people don’t always dial in to the impact their behavior has on others. Whether you're dealing with an aggressive coworker or family member, or you're the one with a rude attitude, Dr. Phil has advice.

          Will You Have a Latchkey Kid?

          Is your child ready to stay home alone? How do you prepare them for an unexpected emergency? Consider this safety checklist.

          Increase Your Chances of Conceiving

          Reproduction is basic desire of being human, so it's important to take care of your mind and body. Dr. John Jain, a fertility specialist, offers the following tips.

          Get Better Sleep!

          Dr. Craig Schwimmer is the founder and medical director of The Snoring Center in Dallas, Texas. He offers tips on better sleep hygiene -- a series of behaviors and patterns that promote good, healthy, restorative sleep.

          Eating Healthy on a Budget

          Think you have to be rich to eat healthy? Think again! Fitness trainer Robert Reames offers tips for budget dining.

          Do You Know Your Alcohol Limit?

          Do you think you know when it's safe to drive after you've been drinking? Dr. Phil busts shocking myths about drinking and sobering up.

          Steps for Escaping Abuse

          Abusive husbands come in all sizes, shapes and colors, crossing ethnic and age groups. Their anger often leaves their wives physically battered and bruised, and emotionally broken. Dr. Phil follows the story of Star, a mother of four who flees to a shelter to escape what she says is an abusive marriage. Below are his crucial steps for leaving a volatile relationship.

          Moving Past a Celebrity Obsession

          If you have a burning desire to look like Jessica Simpson or you can't stop buying Jimmy Choo shoes, Dr. Phil has advice!

          Avoiding Fatal Drug Mistakes

          Dr. Travis Stork, emergency room physician and co-host of The Doctors highlights some common drug interactions that could be fatal.

          Mind Control Warning Signs

          Some say there could be as many as 5,000 religious groups in America preying on the weak and vulnerable, with five to seven million victims and 180,000 new recruits each year. Learn the warning signs of dangerous groups before you become a victim.

          Gaming Addictive Behavior Audit

          Are you obsessed with playing online games? Computer games are supposed to be fun, but when a hobby turns into an addiction, virtual fantasy worlds can wreck real lives and ruin real marriages.

          Signs and Symptoms of Hoarding

          Hoarding is a highly emotional issue that may seem horrifying to some, but for others, it's a complicated and difficult struggle.

          Suicide: 5 Warning Signs and 5 Things You Can Do to Help

          Every day 105 people commit suicide in the United States. Learn the 5 most common warning signs and the 5 things to do to help someone who is considering taking his or her life.

          Staying Safe at College

          As many as one in four college women are victims of rape or attempted sexual assault. Even more disturbing, 84 college men who committed rape said that what they did would not be defined as rape in their own minds. Learn the top five safety tips every student needs to know, and what to do if you've been sexually assaulted.

          Experiencing Grief after Loss

          "Although the experience of grief in some form or another is universal, our reactions within the overall process vary widely. Newer research and my own experience tell me that, really, there are not stages of grief but an array of feelings that arise," says Dr. Phil. These emotions pop up in a specific order, and it's rare that one set ends completely before another begins. More likely, you'll experience a number of emotions -- perhaps one at a time, perhaps three at a time.

          Tips for Checking Up on Your Doctor

          When you're preparing for a medical procedure -- from a minor in-office treatment to major surgery -- how do you know if your doctor is qualified?

          Robin’s Budget Beauty Recipes

          Robin shares her secret recipes for making at-home beauty products.

          Bad Habits and Your World

          Dr. Phil Advisory Board member Arthur B. Markman provides strategies for breaking habits and replacing them with good ones.

          Seven Steps for Making Resolutions Stick!

          Do you want to lose weight, stop smoking or get your anger under control in 2012? Dr. Phil outlines seven steps for making your resolutions a reality!

          Autism Spectrum Disorder Early Warning Signs

          If you're a parent of young children, how can you tell if your child might be autistic? Dr. Phil shares some of the early warning signs of autism.

          Choosing a Plastic Surgeon

          If you are considering cosmetic or plastic surgery, do not overlook the importance of choosing the right physician.

          An Exit Action Plan: Guidelines for Leaving an Abusive Relationship

          If you or someone you know is ready to leave an abusive relationship, be sure and follow these guidelines before making the break.

          Good Habits

          Dr. Phil Advisory Board member Dr. Art Markman offers strategies for developing good habits.

          Do You Suffer from Body Dysmorphia?

          Do you know a woman who is as beautiful as some Hollywood models and actresses, yet she believes she looks like a monster? She may suffer from body dysmorphic disorder, a preoccupation with a real or imagined physical defect.

          Treating Encopresis

          If your child suffers from encompresis, the inability to properly move his or her bowels, pediatrician Dr. Brown has advice!

          ADD Screening Tool

          Take this quiz to determine if you may have ADD and need further evaluation.

          Household Items Your Child May Be Using to Get High

          Parents, you might be your kids' drug dealer. You probably think you’ve taught your child everything there is to know about drugs. But did you know they could be getting high from products in your pantry, under your sink, or in your medicine cabinet?

          Alcohol Addiction Resources

          Alcoholism is an out-of-control addiction. This year, Americans will spend more than $90,000,000,000 on beer, wine and spirits. If you or someone close to you has a drinking problem, contact the following agencies.

          Are You Weight Loss Resistant?

          Use the following profile to determine if there are underlying reasons for your inability to shed pounds.

          Signs Your Daughter May Be in an Abusive Relationship

          Some research shows that 98 percent of teenage girls who have been abused continue to date the abuser. If you suspect your daughter is in an abusive relationship, these are some classic warning signs to watch out for.

          Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder

          Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder

          What is Tourette Syndrome?

          Learn what Tourette syndrome is and what its common symptoms are.

          Mom’s Biggest Health Mistakes

          Moms have a tough enough job without adding medical complications for their children down the road. Introduce healthy options early on.

          Child Sexual Abuse Warning Signs and Resources

          To learn the warning signs of sexual abuse in children, visit these resources.

          Asperger’s Warning Signs

          Asperger's Warning Signs

          How to Raise Your Daughter’s Self-Esteem

          Could you unknowingly be damaging your daughter's self-esteem? Dr. Phil has tips to make her feel better about herself.

          Topics to Discuss with Your Doctor

          Five vital topics to address during your next appointment.