Dr Phil: Lisa’s Mental State
Lisa is bulimic and pregnant with her second child. She said that when she was pregnant with her first child Tobias she purged 80 percent of the time. He was then born not breathing, and she said it was all her fault. Lisa said she feels helpless and guilty that she puts her family through the pain of her problems.
Dr Phil asked Lisa what made her purge. She said at age 14 she wanted to lose weight. She stopped eating and it escalated from there. She began drinking as a teen, but stopped when she married David. She began drinking again and cutting to control her pain.
Lisa said she was abused as a child and cutting, drinking and purging were her ways of controlling the pain she was feeling. She said she felt like a horrible person all the time. Lisa hates herself. Her mantra she says every day is, “You’re a loser. You’re a terrible mom. You’re a horrible wife.”
Dr Phil: David Wants Lisa In Rehab
Lisa’s husband David wants her to get help. He said he fully supports any recovery or rehab she needs. He has tried to get her help, but she keeps going back to her destructive habits. He promised to support her and take care of their son while she was away.
Dr Phil: Lisa Bulimia Recovery
Dr Phil said Lisa is in an anxiety storm. In order to break through it she has to put herself in pain. The purging and cutting breaks her out and gives her control.
Safe Harbor treatment center for women has developed a specialized plan for Lisa. It will deal with her past hurt, anxiety, cutting, drinking and bulimia. Safe Harbor said that her story is not uncommon. The thought that she wasn’t alone and that there is help gave Lisa comfort.