July 09, 2009
Do you and your spouse fight about the same things over and over? Dr. Phil’s guests have threatened divorce and want to know if there’s a solution for their constant battles. Does Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) play a part in the crumbling of these relationships?
Like Father, Like Son?
Deanna and Jason say they have huge fights that are destroying their marriage. Their son was recently diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and that’s given Deanna new insight into her husband’s behavior. Does Jason have the same disorder?
An Experiment in the Kitchen
Jason participates in a simple task, while an ADD expert looks for common traits of the disorder.
An Expert’s Take
Dr. Ned Hallowell is a leading ADD and ADHD expert and is dedicated to helping couples find solutions to problems that these disorders can create in relationships. He gives his opinion on whether Jason has traits that may be associated with ADD and what his next step should be.
A Parent/Child Relationship
Kevin was diagnosed with ADD a year ago. His wife, Roseshel, says their marriage is a roller-coaster ride, and she thinks about divorce every day.
How to Communicate
David has ADD. He and his wife, Claudia, want to know how to effectively communicate, so their disagreements don’t escalate.