Zip Code:
  
Provider Type:
Provider:
        Listings:
          SHOW

          Beauty and the OCD Beast

          April 23, 2014

          Melissa, 21, suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder and says most of her rituals are focused on one thing — trying to make herself more attractive than her older sister, Justine. Melissa says she constantly chants, “I want to be prettier than Justine,” in her head, making it difficult for her to even hold a conversation. She says she must also perform numerous rituals throughout the day, which she believes will make her prettier — and Justine uglier. Melissa admits her behavior is disruptive to her life — and has hurt her relationship with her sister — but says she can’t control it.

          Melissa’s mother, Noreen, says she’s also at a loss for how to help her daughter, and she hates to see her daughters in conflict. What does Dr. Phil think is at the root of Melissa’s obsession?

          Then, Dr. Phil has a big challenge for Melissa, who is adamant that she does not want to be onstage with Justine, out of fear that people will compare them. Will she agree to let her sister join the conversation? How can Melissa learn to manage her OCD — and reclaim her life?

          More than 16 million kids in the United States are at risk for hunger each day. Fortunately, you can help. Visit Feeding America to find your local food bank. And, help Dr. Phil raise enough money for 10 million meals. Donate today!




          “If you’re prettier than Justine, what does it do for you?”
          Plus, Dr. Phil challenges Melissa to not perform a ritual.


          “These obsessive thoughts and compulsions come from the inside out.
          The fact that they happen to be attached to her is because she’s handy.”


          Melissa reveals a source of pain.
          “You have something that is critically important to your future, and that is insight,” Dr. Phil says.

           

           
           

          Special Thanks

          Tell Us Your Story

          Be on the Show! Text “PHIL” to 88500
          Be on the Show

          Know A Police Officer Making A Difference?

          Do you know a police officer or department that is making a real difference in their community?

          Be on the Show

          Is Anger Ruining Your Life?

          Are you being verbally and emotionally abused daily by a spouse or family member?

          Be on the Show

          Are You The Parent Of A Child With ADHD?

          Are you worried about how ADHD will affect your child as an adult?

          Help & Resources

          Find Treatment Centers and Therapists!

          Check out the mental health treatment programs that have assisted Dr. Phil guests.

          Feeding America

          Learn how you can help feed a child this summer.

          Be on the Show

          Have a Story Dr. Phil Won’t Believe?

          Want to appear on Dr. Phil? Text PHIL to 88500