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Replied By: rsirias on Aug 10, 2017, 4:24PM
Everyone we need 2/3 of our states to support S.J.Res. 48, Senator Lindsey Graham’s Parental Rights Amendment. This Amendment will ensure that loving parents are able to raise, educate, and nurture their own children, free from government control or restrictions. Please contact your states senitor asking to cosponsor this.
Replied By: julesgirl on Jun 8, 2017, 4:57PM
53 year old disabled woman not working cant work cant get help is penniless has no working vehical cant go see my doctors. stress life so bad Nov 28th 2016 had a triple heart attack would be dead if not for my kids. I cant get help im not Lucky to get *Virile* anything I am in so a deep hole no way out I need Help
Replied By: karensuespicer on Jun 6, 2017, 3:35PM
Please stop the background "music/noises". I'm having a watch group for "The college student, the Frat Boy and the Football tailgate party that ended in tape: The Exclusive Interview" and the background "music/sounds" are distracting the actual spoken words. My whole watch group does not understand why these sounds were added. The group is discussing discontinuing our watch parties due to this distraction. Please stop adding these annoying sounds to the Dr. Phil Show.
Replied By: aspergersgirl on May 17, 2017, 3:58PM
Hello Dr. Phil

My name is Talya, and I do watch your show whenever I can (which is pretty often). I do have a question: I have seen the episodes where you think that a guest's child has Autism Spectrum Disorder, and that you are raising awareness for children with ASD on you website. What about raising awareness for people who have been diagnosed as having Autism Spectrum Disorder as an adult, and the struggles that they face (employment, social life, etc.)? 

My story is this: When I was around 6 years old in 1989, I was diagnosed with ADD by a child neurologist in my area (Saint Louis, MO), and prescribed Ritalin. In 1994, I was switched to Adderall because I was taking 6 Ritalin pills a day. In the meantime, school counselors, my neurologist, and grandmother (who was a teacher in the Special School District) said "I dont know what she has, but that is certainly not ADD!!!!" Up until I graduated from high school I was prescribed several other ADD medication, plus Wellbutrin for depression. After I graduated high school, my mother and I both decided "You know what? These medications are just simply not working anymore."

When I was a small child, I was obssessed with anything that had to do with the various Star Trek series and movies. The obssession got to the point where I was socially isolated. I mean all I wanted to talk about was Star Trek. When I was 14, the obssession switched to baseball, then to Japanese Anime (at 23 years old). I had shown a small amount of interest in baseball and anime when I was a small child 

In late September/October of 2010, my uncle (who works as a secretary/tech at a local hospital, and was a child psychology major at University of Missouri-Saint Louis) came home with a stack of papers about Asperger's Syndrome, and asked me to read them. I had every single symptom of Aspergers. A few days later, my mother drove me up to the Social Security Office to file for Social Security Disability. Well the Social Security office sent me a letter a few weeks later saying that I had an appointment with a Disability Determinations Specialist in February 2011 to determine if I have Aspergers. I went to the appointment in February of 2011, and when the appointment was over, the specialist told both my mother and myself that I had the most classic case she had ever seen. The Specialist told me that normally it takes about an hour or two for her her diagnose, but I blew everything out of the water in 20 minutes.

I am upset about this though: I have a step-brother who is the same age as I am, and yet he was able to get a Asperger's diagnosis when the DSM-IV came out in 1994. My step-brother and I went to completely different school districts (his was in the city, mine was in the county). You'd think that when Asperger's was added to the DSM, all school counselors, doctors, psychologists would know about, and yet none of the people I was sent to knew nothing.
Replied By: easystreet37 on May 14, 2017, 2:51PM
I watch every episode of your show and have learned a lot from them.  I long to hear how things went for the people that you have sent to rehab and from the advise that you have given them.  Could you follow up on some of them?  It would be greatly appreciated!
Replied By: swimswim on May 10, 2017, 9:56PM
Hello Dr Phil i was wondering if you have ever done an episode on the dangers of injecting pills that were made to be taken oraly, many people are doing this more and more from everything to oxycontin or other opiate tablets to amphetamine tablets, if you havnt dont a specific episode on this yet have you done any episode that has something about it
Replied By: rjpierson11 on May 4, 2017, 8:03AM
Could Dr Phil help me reach out to my kids, help my ex husband and his wife see from another point of view that I'm trying to stand but for my mistakes admit Responsibility, hut I need guidance from Dr Phil I think because I'm just a egg donor who left and that's all that is being portrayed, in don't want to disrupt anyone's lives I owe my kids answers
Replied By: rjpierson11 on May 4, 2017, 7:57AM
I need help in how to start writing letter to my kids reaching out to apologize for being gone and making poor choices, not sure yow to start it but not overwhelm this first step
Replied By: peacefulsleep on Apr 21, 2017, 8:56AM - In reply to peacefulsleep
This is from the Baltimore Sun, it gives a little more information about this family:  

Replied By: peacefulsleep on Apr 20, 2017, 12:35PM
This is about a You Tuber named Mike Martin that is being accused of abusing and exploiting his children for profit.  I first learn about him thru You Tube news commentator Philip DeFranco, he did a series of 3 disturbing videos.  Here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvoLmsXKkYM&t=550s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrilDQugeME https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfpzCsXGxQg The abuse seems to be focused on son Cody, which includes dad punching him, shoving him into a bookshelf, injuring him, and stepmom cussing and screaming at him. They even excluded him from a recent family vacation to Disneyland.  I think they need intervention fast.  They had all of these videos uploaded on their YouTube, daddyofive and a couple on another one mommyofive, they have since deleted many and set their page to private, however many people were able to save these videos.  The videos I saw are shocking and I was heartbroken to see these kids in such distress.  Pranks should not leave children sobbing and fearful.
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