Dr. Phil says that 50 percent of the solution lies in defining the problem; that’s why it’s important to examine a situation from every angle before attempting to fix the problem.

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“You need to make sure that you go through a diagnostic process and know what’s going on,” Dr. Phil says, specifically when dealing with a mental health condition.

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“If you’re dealing with something that is really stubborn, and you don’t seem to be able to overcome it, take the time to get the diagnosis and find out if you’re dealing with all the systems that are involved in being unhealthy,” Dr. Phil says.

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