Heroes in Pain
Explosions, gunfire, violent death — these horrific images and sounds are the reality for soldiers on the front lines, fighting for our freedom. But what happens when that horror follows them home, making them feel like a stranger in the life they left behind, and often unrecognizable to family and friends? Dr. Phil delves into Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and how it can destroy families, dismantle marriages and leave its victims reliving a nightmare. You don’t have to be a soldier at war to suffer from PTSD — if you’ve survived a traumatic event, tune in!
For a free MP3 download of Dr. Lawlis' PTSD Program Retraining Your Thoughts, click here!
"Our Own Private War"Beth says since her son, Matt, returned from Iraq, he is no longer the fun-loving and respectful son she knew, but is instead a man with a faraway, dark look on his face, a short fuse and a temper that scares everyone around him. Matt says he’s haunted by the things he saw and had to do while at war but says he wishes he could go back, because struggling to cope with his rage in civilian life is far worse. He admits he’s turned to prescription pills to numb his pain and illegal activities to feel an adrenaline rush. Can Dr. Phil help Matt reclaim his place as a loving partner to his girlfriend and father to his 3-year-old daughter?
Survivor's GuiltMark says his life has been destroyed by his PTSD, and if he can’t get it under control, he’s afraid of what he may do to himself and the people he loves most.
"I Was Sure That This Was the Day I Was Going to Die"Heather made national headlines when her Army Sergeant husband, Duane, beat her and set her on fire. Was PTSD to blame? In a Dr. Phil exclusive, Heather shares why her nightmare is far from over. And, Dr. Frank Lawlis, chairman of the Dr. Phil Advisory Board and author of The PTSD Breakthrough, shares new treatment options for PTSD recovery.
- Learn the full definition and diagnostic criteria for PTSD.
- The PTSD Breakthrough
by Dr. Frank Lawlis
- Get the free iPhone app The Stress Tracker and download Dr. Lawlis' rage program from this app's Advice section for $1.99.
- National Center for PTSD
- The Interventionist
by Joani Gammill
- Dr. Lawlis’ PTSD program, Retraining Your Thoughts, is available for free to Dr. Phil viewers. Download the MP3 here!