Michael says his 11-year-old son, Bodhi, is on the autism spectrum, but he adamantly disagrees with his ex-wife, Susan, who claims the child is also schizophrenic. He claims that Suzan has “gone from doctor to doctor,” to get a diagnosis and a drug of “last resort” prescribed for Bodhi that is reserved for severe, untreatable schizophrenia.TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Know someone with outrageous behavior?
Susan, who denies seeking out the drug, insists Bodhi has childhood-onset schizophrenia. She admits she’s taken him to a lot of doctors, claiming the mental healthcare community gives out “blank” diagnoses of autism, when “usually there’s a mixture of both.”WATCH Mother Of Two Claims Her Ex Wants Their Kids To Be Institutionalized
“I don’t know what the answer is, but I need a good doctor, and I know Dr. Phil can give me a good doctor,” says Susan in the video above.
“The problem is, you won’t listen to them,” says Michael.
“Well they haven’t been right,” She replies.WATCH Mom Asks 11-Year-Old Son She Claims Is Schizophrenic To Tell Her What Medication He Needs
Watch the video above to find out what prompts Dr. Phil to say to Susan, “You are a reckless parent.” Then, check here to find out where you can watch Monday’s episode.
And watch Tuesday
when Dr. Phil explores the question: how many times has CPS been involved with Susan?
Los Angeles based psychiatrist, and Medical Director for the County of Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services, Dr. Charles Sophy joins the conversation in the conclusion
of this two-part episode.TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Dr. Phil, please solve our conflict!Parents Of Daughter With Schizophrenia Return To ‘Dr. Phil’ 7 Years After First Appearance