Beth and Jim claim their 18-year-old daughter, Madie, lies, steals, is rebellious, manipulative and sometimes physically abusive.
The couple claims she was diagnosed at 9 with ADHD and bipolar disorder, and Jim says they believe her behaviors are “more of a mental health issue than a rebellious teen issue.” TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Have a family drama that needs Dr. Phil's help?
Madie claims her parents have sent her to multiple doctors, committed her to psychiatric hospitals twice, kicked her out
of the house, and turned her little sister against her
. She says feels rejected, unloved and abandoned by the parents who adopted her at birth.
“I do think she has really questioned who she is and where she fits in, and you two can help with that greatly,” Dr. Phil tells Beth and Jim on Wednesday’s episode.
When he refers them to Onsite Workshops
for family therapy, do they agree to go? Tune in to Wednesday’s Dr. Phil.
to find out where you can watch. TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: At odds with a family member?
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