Mary and Dave say their 38-year-old daughter, Esther, is nothing but a miracle. Six years ago, doctors removed a tumor the size of a lemon from her brain, and Esther had to relearn how to do everything, from walking and talking to taking a shower. It took three months, but she made a full recovery. However, last year, Esther says she started having full-blown panic attacks that were so debilitating they prevented her from living a normal life.
That’s when Dave says he quit his job and moved into Esther’s studio apartment to take care of her -- but Mary says she doesn’t think Dave has always made the best decisions for Esther.

“Esther could wake up shaking and going into a panic attack, saying ‘I’m dying,’ ‘I can’t do this,’ and he’ll say, ‘Oh, here we go again,’” Mary says. “He’s treating her like a child, like she’s having a little tantrum. Whatever’s going on with Esther, give her a pill.”
Hear what happened when Dave accidentally overmedicated Esther in the video above.  
On Friday’s episode of Dr. Phil, "'Pretty Panicked: Are My Parents My Triggers?'," hear why Dr. Phil says Esther’s family situation is dysfunctional and not helping her -- and what they all need to do to help Esther. Check local listings to see where you can watch.

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