Meredith says she’s “terrified” of her 18-year-old-sister, Emma. ”You approach her, not knowing who you’re about to be talking to; over-emotional Emma, angry Emma, violent Emma, crying, sad Emma, panic-attack Emma … You don’t know who you’re talking to,” says the 16-year-old.

“You say one thing to set her off, and she’s done-for; threatening to hit you,” she adds.

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The teenagers’ parents, Bill and Jen, say their older daughter suffers from anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder. They also claim that while they give her the doctor-prescribed drugs recommended to treat her illness, Emma also self-medicates with Marijuana.

Meredith too has had behavioral issues, says the couple. Claiming both the teenagers lie, take drugs, take their cars without permission – and have attacked each other and other family members physically.

Part one of this two-part episode airs Wednesay. Tune in Tuesday to learn how Dr. Phil plans to help this family. Check here to find out where you can watch.

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