December 20, 2008
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?
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Ever since a traumatic haircut when she was 8, Anona has been obsessed with her hair. She hasn't had a haircut in 17 years and says it's the one thing that she can control. When Dr. Phil pulls out some scissors, will Anona be ready for a dramatic change?
Comedienne and author Stefanie Wilder-Taylor investigates a new doll craze called reborning " crafting infant dolls that are so lifelike, people mistake them for real babies. Some spend thousands of dollars on their dolls, as if they were real children.
Consumed with a Crooner
Heather wonders if her 7-year-old daughter's love of Elvis is something she should be concerned about. Kailey has been collecting Elvis memorabilia since she was 2 years old!
Vivica A. Fox's new show on VH1, Glam God, combines all three of her favorite obsessions: hair, makeup and wardrobe. But Vivica confesses to one more, and spills the beans about something Dr. Phil's wife, Robin, was keeping a secret!