Dr. Phil on OWN


Dr. Phil is airing on OWN! Watch episodes weekdays at 8 a.m. EST/7C, 7 p.m. EST/6C and 11 p.m. EST/10C. Below is a list of Dr. Phil shows that recently aired on OWN and related links.




Imagine cleaning your house for hours on end, washing your hands up to 30 times a day " sometimes until they bleed " and having the urge to repeatedly check that doors are locked and appliances are turned off. This may sound like extreme behavior, but 2.2 million American adults live with a debilitating illness known as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Learn what you can do to overcome anxiety.  


Pursuing the Predator: Internet Investigations

Pedophiles once lurked in parks and around schoolyards, and then they prowled the playground of the World Wide Web. Now these predators have a more sinister method at their fingertips " sending explicit text messages directly to your child's cell phone. Dr. Phil examines the latest technological threats to your kids and shows you how to protect them.  


Paralyzed by Fear

No matter how hard we try to protect ourselves, all of us will experience an unexpected trauma in our lives. Whether it's divorce, an illness or a violent attack, each one of us is a potential victim. When misfortune befalls you, how should you react? Will this be something that poisons you for the rest of your life, or will it be something that you adapt to in a way that you can move on? If you're struggling to overcome a trauma, learn to take back control, stop fueling irrational fears and move forward with your life.


For Better or Worse?

When people get married, oftentimes they recite the vows, "To love, honor and cherish for better or worse." But with a 50 percent divorce rate in America, do newlyweds really take these words to heart? Dr. Phil's guests are in the midst of marital crises ranging from separation to unfaithfulness, and he offers tools for managing a marriage on the rocks. Find out if a union can survive infidelity and how you know when you should call it quits.


Campus Crisis

College campuses across the country are dealing with issues relating to sexual assault, drinking deaths and hazing. Did you know that as many as one in four college women are victims of rape or attempted sexual assault? And that 84 percent of college men who committed rape said that what they did would not be defined as rape in their own minds? Know the safety tips and warning signs before you or your child is caught in a crisis.


Financial 911!

Has the current financial crisis left you frightened and confused? Do you know where your money is and if it is safe? Along with top financial experts, Dr. Phil gives advice on protecting your assets and weathering a major money storm! Plus, your top seven money questions answered!


"We're going to answer your top seven money questions," Dr. Phil says. "You don't have to wheel and deal with Wall Street to feel the trickle down effect on Main Street."


Family Cult, Part 2

Dr. Phil continues his look at extreme religious groups and how their influence can shatter lives and rip families apart " all in the name of God.





Stressed Out to the Max

Did you know stress can take years off your life and even kill you? Find out how to manage your stress " before it ages you! Plus, learn how to make tasty and nutritious dishes with Iron Chef Cat Cora, and the simple things you can do to change your mood!



Dating Double Standards

Ladies: What would you do if you had to start over in the dating game in your 40s, 50s or even 60s? Dr. Phil's guests say there is a double standard that middle-aged men can woo women young enough to be their daughters, yet it's considered inappropriate for middle-aged women to date much younger men.



Crazy Teen Trends

From sending sexual text messages to taking a punch to the face for fun, today's teens are engaging in outrageous trends. Dr. Phil helps parents decide what behavior is normal and what's out of control.




"Who Am I?"

Imagine waking up one day unable to recognize family and friends and having no recollection of anything. What would you do? Four years ago, that was the fate of a man who now calls himself Benjaman. Found beaten, naked and unconscious behind a Burger King in Georgia, Benjaman didn't even recognize himself in the mirror. 


911 Nightmares!

Imagine that you've fallen, had a terrible accident or been abducted, and your only lifeline is 911. What happens if you call and can't get the help you need or emergency personnel are sent to the wrong address? America's 911 system handles nearly 240 million calls per year, and the growing number of dispatch disasters can be a matter of life or death.  


Child Caught in the Middle

Divorce is well known to be a source of pain, bitterness, and often conflict. When parents who have split up carry their fight beyond the divorce, the child is usually the one caught in the crossfire. So is the situation for 15-year-old Matthew, who is caught in a feud that's making him physically sick.



Affairs of the Heart

Can married people be friends with someone of the opposite sex without sex getting in the way? At what point does a friendly relationship become an affair of the heart or emotional infidelity? Meet Randy, who says his wife, Amanda, has crossed that line.




What Do You Fear?

Whether it's the fear of spiders or the fear of dying, fears and phobias can steal your peace of mind and even dominate your life. Do you suffer from one of the top 10 adult fears? Social situations, spiders, snakes, heights, public places, storms, water, flying, closed spaces and the sight of blood/injections are what scare people the most.


Dr. Phil speaks with a guest who suffers from more than 30 fears, including driving, flying, being alone and taking medication. She has a huge hill to climb to even get to the show.


Teen Love Trauma

What happens when an unhealthy teen relationship threatens to tear a mother and daughter apart? Giesel says her 18-year-old daughter, Devynn, is obsessed with her boyfriend and is damaging a once promising future. Watch the drama unfold as a pregnancy scare rocks this teen's life.


Fireproof Your Marriage

How can you save a marriage from being torn apart by the stress of one spouse's job? Police officers and firefighters have to look death in the face every day. Their stress levels are so intense that 75 to 90 percent of their marriages end in divorce. Dr. Phil examines the marriages of the heroes we depend on.



Mind Control?

It's hard to believe, but in America alone, there may be as many as 5,000 religious groups preying upon the weak and vulnerable, and all in the name of God. Dr. Phil's guests have warnings for you and your children.



What is an obsession? Is it harmless? Or is it interfering with your life? How is it different from a passion, habit or quirk?


Obsession: Conscious preoccupation with ideas that interfere with thought or action.
Quirk: Peculiar habit, mannerism or aspect of character.
Habit: Behavior pattern acquired by frequent repetition.
Passion: Strong desire or devotion to something.


Dr. Phil's guests say they're definitely obsessed! What does Dr. Phil think?



You Got Served

Are you fighting to maintain a happy marriage and family, but find your life crumbling down around you? When do you give up, let go and move on? Dr. Phil speaks with a couple on the brink of divorce. Is there any hope to save their failing marriage?



Extreme Discipline?

A 13-year-old's powerful and disturbing diary entries have Dr. Phil very concerned. Trisha says her daughter's pain stems from her father's discipline. How do you know if your discipline crosses the line into abuse?



Child with a Child

Every parent can tell you that raising a child is often demanding, thankless, hard work. But when a teenager gets pregnant and has a child of her own, the result can be stress and chaos for both mother and baby " along with every other member of the family.  



Money Rescue: Extreme $pending

More than one third of adults admit they spend more than they can afford, and it's been estimated that 70 percent of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck. Are you one of them? If shopping and spending have taken over your pocketbook, it's time to make a change! Find out if you are a financial trainwreck and test your financial IQ, and learn what you can do to get your finances back on track.  


Parents Falsely Accused?

Is leaving a child in a car unattended a form of child abuse? Could you be guilty of neglect and not know it? If the spotlight of suspicion is cast on you, how should you react? Dr. Phil explores what happens and what to do when allegations of child abuse spiral out of control.



Grandmother vs. Mother Custody Battle

How do you determine whether someone is fit to be a parent? Should a parent previously ruled unfit by the court system ever be allowed to regain custody? What should you do if your parenting skills are called into question by a family member? Dr. Phil's guests are feuding mother and daughter, Barbara and Nicole, who have been battling for two years over the custody of Nicole's son, Ethan.  


Virtual Chaos

Spending endless hours in front of a computer playing virtual fantasy games can ruin reallives and wreck real marriages, and surprisingly, the average player is 35 years old. If video games can wreak havoc in adult lives, imagine the effect they could have on children. Dr. Phil challenges parents to audit the video game situation in their home. How much money are you spending on these games? Could you or your child be addicted? 


Love Triangle

A recent study shows that the number of men and women having extramarital affairs is on the rise. Could your spouse be cheating on you? Dr. Phil's guests are struggling with the aftermath of infidelity.




Time to Grow Up!

As the economy struggles, many Americans are suffering financially and find themselves without extra cash in hand. Dr. Phil's guests say their money is maxed out, an

d they're tired of supporting their adult children too.



Child Abductions

When you see photos of missing kids on billboards, flyers, and at the post office, do you pay attention? Child abductions are a reality, and friends, neighbors and even relatives can kidnap your youngster. Two victims share their heart-wrenching stories of abduction and how they were eventually returned to their families.


"My Big Day Was Ruined" 

The bridal party may look beautiful, the guests may arrive on time, and the best man may remember the rings, but sometimes the best-planned ceremonies can go horribly wrong.



What's Wrong with Men?

Dr. Phil addresses the question that a lot of women want to know the answer to: What's wrong with men?





Money Rescue: Surviving the Crisis

How much debt are you in? The members of Dr. Phil audience owe a total of $29, 336, 274! During tough economic times, with foreclosures on the rise and gas prices sky high, families panic about money and some are only one paycheck away from being on the street. Dr. Phil shares the five biggest money mistakes people make. Listen up, so you don't fall into the trap!


"Bring Back My Child"

It's a parent's worst nightmare: a child being kidnapped. But are you prepared for the possibility that your spouse or ex could flee with your kid? Dr. Phil's guests describe the agony of searching for their children who were abducted by their exes.




Relationship Reality Check
Marriage is supposed to be about compromise, but what happens when one partner says, "It's my way or the highway"? Dr. Phil's guests come to terms with their mismatched expectations of the sacred union.




Make It or Break It

Tammy and Paul were husband and wife for eight years before their marriage ended. After nine months of being apart, the couple secretly remarried, unbeknownst to their families, who endured the drama of the first marriage and would clearly not approve. Now, just weeks after saying "I do" for the second time, the two are having doubts of their own.  


An Addict in the Family

While battling cancer, Paula learned her 21-year-old daughter, C.J., had been turning to drugs, and that her husband had an affair. Can this family come together to save C.J.?




Extreme Moms

As a parent, you are bombarded with dangers your kids can fall prey to like molesters, cyber-stalkers, drugs and bullies. But how far should you go to ensure your child's protection? Where do you draw the line between hovering over your children, and giving them enough freedom to learn independence? Dr. Phil drills down on this hot topic with moms on both sides of the issue.


Money-Saving Tips and Tricks

If you're suffering through difficult economic times and looking for ways to save money, get out your pen and paper and start taking notes! Dr. Phil's guests offer real tips to help you save money on clothes, utilities and vacations. Plus, learn how to cut your grocery bill in half and how to entertain your family on the cheap.



Honeymoon Hangover

Are you a newlywed suffering from honeymoon hangover? It's when the vacation in the Bahamas is over, the dress is put away, and couples realize there's an important thing they now have to face: Marriage. Dr. Phil is shocked to find how little couples know about each other before they walk down the aisle.