Two Mothers Facing the Unthinkable
Actress Kelly Rutherford opens up about her heartbreaking custody battle with her ex. Why were her children ordered to live with their father in France? Then, Amy and Chris say their 12-year-old daughter is battling Tourette syndrome, and they’re desperate for a solution to minimize her tics and outbursts.
Bitter Custody BattleGossip Girl actress Kelly Rutherford sits down with Dr. Phil to discuss her headline-grabbing custody battle that she says has left her heartbroken and bankrupt. Why were her children ordered to live with their father in France?
Learn more about Kelly's nonprofit organization, The Children's Justice Campaign.
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Trapped in a Body She Can’t ControlImagine your child being trapped in a body he or she cannot control -- wracked with violent involuntary movements, constant outbursts and blood-curdling screams. That’s what Amy and her husband, Chris, experience on a daily basis with their 12-year-old daughter, Sarah, who suffers from Tourette syndrome.
Dr. Phil explains that there is no guarantee that the treatment they’re talking about would eliminate Sarah’s Tourette Syndrome, but there is substantial evidence that it could help with the component parts that go with it, like OCD, anxiety and depression, and that in turn may help her vocal and motor tics become less intense and less frequent.
Dr. Jabour agrees to do Sarah’s evaluation to see if he can help her. Amy and Chris thank Dr. Phil and Dr. Jabour.
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