Rebecca claims that her boyfriend, Dominick, has angry outbursts, is verbally abusive, and has hit her in the past. Dominick admits it but claims that his rage stems from verbal abuse in his family, and a lesion on his brain that was first diagnosed when he was a child.

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On Monday’s Dr. Phil, Dominick is sent to see Dr. Bradley Jabour, CEO and Chief of Radiology at Medical Imaging Center of Southern California, for a three-tesla MRI to determine the health of his brain.

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“His brain is not metabolically functioning as optimally as it should,” says Dr. Jabour after the tests are complete.

Does Dr. Jabour say it’s likely that Dominick’s brain function is responsible for his explosive behavior, or does he believe that something else may be going on? Watch Monday’s episode to find out.  Check here for your local listing.

To learn more about the cycle of violence, visit When Georgia Smiled and click on the Aspire Curriculum, a free, online education initiative aimed at reducing domestic violence, instilling the importance of bystander responsibility, and offering strategies and practical solutions for a safe exit.

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