James says his wife, Abby, suffers from extreme PTSD episodes, and they are taking over her life – and their marriage.

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“Abby’s episodes have taken a toll on our sex life. We have to sleep with the light on because Abby’s afraid of the dark,” James says.

James says Abby claims that she was possessed by demons for 10 years but that after three exorcisms, the demons were removed. Now, she says she suffers from extreme PTSD and has episodes that mimic the demonic possessions.

“When I first saw the episodes, it kind of freaks you out; it’s kind of scary,” James says. “It was very difficult to see my wife in such pain and the anguish.”

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In the video above, Dr. Phil examines the triggers that have preceded Abby’s PTSD episodes.

“There are stressors that correspond to the onset of the possessions,” he says. “Demons don’t respond to life triggers; they do what they want to do when they want to do it.”

Can Abby accept that she may not have been possessed but that there may be something else going on? And, is there hope for Abby? Check here to see where you can watch Thursday’s episode.

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