Ted says he’s had severe anxiety since he was a teenager, and things have only grown worse since then.

“My anxiety causes me to catastrophize,” says Ted, adding, “I definitely feel like I live in a prison in my mind.”

Ted’s girlfriend, Lisa, says his anxiety affects her, their kids, and even the family dog.

Ted says he lives in constant pain and wants nothing more than to get his life back. When Dr. Phil asks him what he has done to change his circumstances, how does Ted respond? Find out on Thursday’s episode, ‘“Imprisoned by My Anxiety.”’

And later, Dr. Phil introduces Ted to child and family psychiatrist Dr. Charles Sophy, who talks to Ted and Lisa about the steps they can both take to help their family break the cycle of Ted’s anxiety.

The new season of Dr. Phil starts Monday. Check your local listing for viewing times.

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