Adam and Amy say their 23-year-old daughter, Valerie’s, sometimes aggressive behaviors led her to destroy her apartment, and now she’s on the verge of being evicted.
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“Pretty much anything that’s around her potentially will get damaged,” says Amy.
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Valerie claims she has no control when she gets angry and starts to panic. “I have a lot of adrenaline pumping. My body actually feels hot, my mind gets all mixed up, and I just feel really scared and in defensive mode,” she says.
Noting that she has a history of anxiety, eating disorders, body dysmorphic disorder, and self-harm, Valerie says, “I would like to have a life where I don’t have to worry about so many things.”
When Dr. Phil asks, “What do you like best about yourself?” how does Valerie respond?
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