“Ridge was such a good kid, and then, it’s almost like he died because he’s in a different world now,” says Pattie about her son.
Pattie says Ridge was a football star, had lots of friends, and had planned to study agriculture in college. However, she says after a concussion on the field and experimenting with drugs in college, he became a different person.

“Ridge developed tics in his face and his body. Ridge has a hard time communicating. Ridge’s smile isn’t controllable, and his eyebrows raise up,” Pattie says of the now 25-year-old. “It’s just not him.”
Hear why Pattie says college was a “disaster” for Ridge, and why her life is now a “living hell,” in the video above.
On Friday’s episode of Dr. Phil, "'From Football Star to Manic Episodes: Can My Son Be Helped?'," hear from Ridge’s sister and why she says the family's hands are tied when it comes to helping Ridge. Plus, a psychiatrist weighs in with what he believes may help Ridge. Check local listings to see where you can watch.

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