Pattie says her son, Ridge, was full of promise when he graduated high school as a football star. But she says that when he went to college, he experimented with drugs and was put through a severe hazing incident -- and came home a completely different person. Now, she says he has tics, can’t hold a conversation and has unpredictable behavior, among other things.
 
Dr. Phil demonstrates how these experiences may be contributing to the unusual behaviors Ridge displays in the video above.
 

“He’s not destroyed his brain, but he has impairment,” Dr. Phil says. “This isn’t just a mental illness here; there’s a neurological component here.”
 
On Friday’s episode of Dr. Phil, "'From Football Star to Manic Episodes: Can My Son Be Helped?'," a psychiatrist weighs in with what he believes may help Ridge. Check local listings to see where you can watch.

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