Esther says that for over a year, she has been having “unbearable” panic attacks, which cause her to scream, hyperventilate, and fall to the floor. She says at one point, it got so bad she couldn’t eat, sleep or leave her house.
 
Esther’s father moved in with her to help take care of her, and her mother visits once a month to help.
 

On Friday’s episode of Dr. Phil, "'Pretty Panicked: Are My Parents My Triggers?',” Dr. Phil tells the family that their relationship is dysfunctional, and it’s impeding Esther’s progress of becoming self-reliant.
 
In the video above, Dr. Phil, along with adult and child psychiatrist Dr. Charles Sophy, tells Esther that she needs to step up and take charge of her life. Hear their advice for her and her parents in the video above.  
 
Hear more of this family's story on Friday’s episode. Plus, Fox NFL reporter Jay Glazer shares his personal story of battling anxiety and depression that he calls “the gray.” Check local listings to see where you can watch.

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