“There are some disorders that become so deeply entrenched that they are just resistant to change. They become so much part of our routine that they become obsessive in thought and compulsive in behavior,” Dr. Phil says. “They’re coping mechanisms for things in life that are threatening to our identity and to our self-worth and well-being.”

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In the video above, Dr. Phil offers suggestions for how to overcome these behaviors.

“You just have to try to figure out what the steps are, and oftentimes, this involves more than you, so you have to seek professional help,” he says. “You're not alone.”

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