Dr Phil: Neurological Storm Blackouts and Dallas P&P Center Treatment


Dr Phil: Enabling Adult Tantrums

Dr Phil continued talking with Stephen, who throws adult temper tantrums, and his family, who are afraid for their safety. Dr Phil thinks that Stephen might have neurological storm blackouts.

Dr Phil: Neurological Storm Blackouts and Dallas P&P Center Treatment

Dr Phil wondered whether Stephen is experiencing neurological storm blackouts and if he would like to accept help from the P&P Center in Dallas, Texas.


Laurie admitted that her mother is afraid that Stephen will kill his parents. Though no one seems to believe he would do it intentionally, even Dr Phil thinks that is a possibility. Laurie’s mom wants Stephen in jail.

Stephen sat on Dr Phil’s stage and cried upon hearing that. Dr Phil pressed him about why he is so angry. He said he feels controlled and treated like a child. So why doesn’t he leave? He said he does not have the resources to move out on his own.

Dr Phil: Adult Accountability Vs Regression

True confession: I have never watched this show before. Do people always cop to things when faced with Dr Phil’s drawl? I feel like maybe this kid is putting on a show, but I am not a psychologist.


Dr Phil said that Stephen needs to grow up and take the first steps toward living on his own. Laurie admitted that Stephen has confessed he wants to change his life, but he always ends up regressing.

Dr Phil: Murderous Rage?

Why is this family so stuck in the problems they are challenged with? Linda, Stephen’s grandmother, spoke with Dr Phil via Polycom to repeat her fears for her family members, because she thinks Stephen might kill them in a rage.

“I think he will snap,” Linda said, adding that Stephen seems to have problems. See what she had to say.

Dr Phil: Stephen’s Anger Management Intervention

Dr Phil focused on dealing with Stephen one on one. He addressed the behavior as unacceptable. But he said the problem goes beyond Stephen and affects the entire family. Stephen is the so-called “target patient,” but he has an impact on the family unit.

His hope was that Stephen’s parents would allow him to begin to experience the consequences of his own actions and choices. He also offered Stephen a full mental health evaluation to get an assessment of what his life is truly like, so they have something to start from.

Dr Phil: Neurological Storm Blackouts

Dr Phil also believed that Stephen’s brain gets out of control, experiencing neurological storms. He wanted to teach Stephen how to see them coming and shut them down. That sounds like a tall order, but we will see. Finally, Dr Phil wanted to get Stephen to set goals with a life coach. It would remain to be seen whether Stephen could still live under his parents’ roof.

Dr Phil wanted to send Stephen to the P&P Center in Dallas, which Dr Phil said is “top notch.” He has worked with the leader of P&P for 40 years, and Stephen was grateful for the opportunity to get help.



  1. Jonathan McCrensky says

    Our son Chad has many of the same traits Steven displayed…tantrums, threats, holes in walls and broken “things”. He is 28 and adopted. Showed early signs of ADD and received Ritilan for treatment. In addition to being bi-polar
    chad displays trembling hands & alcoholism. He has two DUI’s, no license to drive, guilty of abuse to his girl friend and is desperately stuck at home without any way to get out except to the supermarket with me once a day. We are seniors, both in our 70’s and need help. We cannot afford the type of medical assistance we feel he needs. We are afraid he will kill himself. He is very intelligent, has total recall of everything he hears, has a flair for being a chef and is so bored that he drinks himself into a stupor. Dr Phil nailed my reason for not evicting him…it’s because of my feelings of him being unable to take care of himself and the thought of him under a bridge is too much for me to deal with. We need some kind of scholarship to get Chad into the care he needs. Please…help us.

  2. Trish says

    I need more information on the P & P center in Texas. My son desperately needs to be diagnosed. He went from a top of the world college athlete to a broken shell of a young man. His problems are destroying our family and we need help. He thinks he has depersonalization disorder but I think it goes beyond that. I am afraid for his sanity and our family.

  3. Kathy Morgan says

    I see the PNP center on Dr Phil all the time and I would love to bring my husband there for a work up. I was wondering if you have to be referred and will the diagnostic things be covered by a person’s insurance?

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