August 25, 2006
Imagine craving food so badly that you yell, kick and scream when you can’t get enough. Imagine starving yourself to the point of skin and bones. Dr. Phil’s guests are dealing with serious, and sometimes life-threatening, eating disorders.
Living with Prader-Willi Syndrome
Nichelle says her 6-year-old daughter, Savannah, just wants to eat constantly, and when she isn’t fed, she gets out of control. When Savannah throws a fit, Nichelle says it’s her own temper that worries her.
Dying to Be Thin
Kathy’s battle with anorexia was so bad, she was near death. When Dr. Phil met with the 38-year-old in July, she weighed a startling 68 pounds.
The Long Road to Recovery
Kathy has been in six treatment centers and has relapsed each time. Now her family worries that she’ll fall back into old habits.