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  • Prescription for the health and well being of the Dr. Phil Show

    6.5
    I, have been a fan of the show from its very first episode, and haven't missed a single solitary episode, but like so many others I've found, I'm getting overdosed by the constant infomercials and family . Jay's publishing company, Robin's skin products, Doctor on Demand, and even Dr. Phil's books. Once or . But it seems there's been a steady diet of it. It just seems so self-serving. If people want to know more about these things, let them go to your website. I honestly find these plugs to be a real turn-off, and hearing them so often makes it sound like the McGraw family is desperate to increase their finances, and we all know that's not true. On the other hand, if you were plugging things, from which ALL the profits were going to charities, I'd find the plugs a bit less obnoxious, and more in keeping with who I think Dr. Phil wants to be seen as.



    If the show continues to be a platform for so many family projects, apps, I think you'll lose a lot of your viewers. I know I'm close to bailing, and I never thought that could happen.



  • Dr Phil - Informercials

    4.5
    The Dr Phil show used to be helpful. Now it's just a big commercial for promoting his family's financial endeavors. His books, son Jay's TV show, publishing company, Dr On Demand, Chime (Ching Ching) and now little wifey's skin care products!

    If that's something the show will continue to do then change the name to Dr Phil - Buy It Here.

    BTW, Dr Phil should read now or again Eckhart Tolle's book The Power Of Now or Spiritual Awakening to learn about big egos.
  • full of crap

    1.0
    Don't say negative things even if they're true on dr phils fb threads you will get blocked! I can't stand Robin she's a fake plastic face with a mini mouse voice, trying to sell skin care when she has no credentials whatsoever.
  • erergerre rtgertrt

    3.0
    Phil McGraw and wife: I enjoy checking in on your show, daily, the freshness of the stories of the people that you speak to, and particularly like when you provide help for I have noticed a TREND of yours lately. This is your bully tactic of bringing up your take on what's legal. That distorts your whole identity as a show, to me, also puts a bad taste in my mouth, and gut especially when you try to scare the person to whom you have sided with. Well to you quoted the law on childhood pornography; it's 'conduct', NOT a picture of boobs, that's illegal. You falsely frightened the do gooder young lady, and if you want to restore some of your reputation then a shows on your apologies and restoration to your victims seems highly in order. Please keep on the straight and narrow path in the name of psychology and we will keep watching. thank you.
  • plug, plug, plug, plug it up Dr. Phil.

    2.0
    plug, plug, plug, plug it up Dr. Phil. I cannot take it any more. Your book, your son's book, Dr. on demand, wife's skin care line.
  • Dr. Phil Infomercial

    1.5
    Lately the Dr. Phil show is just a plug - it's either his latest book, son's new app or wife's skin care line. If I want to watch infomercials I'll go to the shopping channel. Get back to being a psychologist and while you're at it, enough with the good old boy smart-alec witticisms. You are not that funny or clever.
  • Pitch man

    1.0
    I am all about being proud of your family and promoting their projects, but I think there is way way way too much selling going on in the show. Between his wife's new skin care line and his son's publishing, it occurs way too often and goes on for too long. I just change the channel when the selling start.
  • advertising

    5.0
    I love dr phil but lately he just advertises his son's book. His own book. Dr on demand ap. Robin's new skincare line. Its getting ridiculous.
  • Racail profiling

    7.5
    Selena you need to shut up!

    You make no sense.

    I'm heated oh wow!
  • Margret danyell

    1.0
    Backstreetboys mean nick Carter back missouri

    Bad backstreetboys

    Can not cd way

    Margret danyell cory
  • The dirty little secret that no one talks about!

    7.5
    My story start when my son was 18, and as a blind mom I thought it had ended. It called methamphetamine and it seems that that drug got our teens,20,30,40 and I'll bet 50 year old's hook.

    On 5/1/2013 my son was pronounce dead at the age of 32. The night before when I got to the hospital he was already in a coma. His temperature was 110 , degree's he had pneumonia, hydro-condone, pot in his system. Well the time line of his last day before he went into the coma is not adding up.

    I'm 51 disabled and can't afford a private investigator to investigate what happen to him from time he was dropped off at work at 8 am till he finally got help. The man who was working with him was ask he says by my son at noon to take him to his girlfriends home which she live 15 minutes away. Instead the man called his grandmother who shows up I don't no how much later to take Matthew to the hospital, The grandmother goes by her daughter and pick's her up and they finally pull into the old woman church and call for the EM T's. By this time my son has lose conscientiousness. which I'm told later that evening when I arrive at the hospital in Tyler Texas where Mathew had been care flighted to that he had not been getting oxygen to his brain. So even if he does by some miracle come to he more likely not going to be the Matthew we've know his entire life. I race home when they get him settled in ICU to grab things I need for my hygiene because I am a BKA. and need special products to clean my stub.. Before I get in the door good I being called from the hospital to return Matthew has taken a turn for the worse When I get back Matthew on is complete life support which he wasn't when I left the hospital at about 5am. . At 9am that morning his girlfriend show up and when it's just her and I in the room with him he starts coding. He code 2 more time and each time they revive him. At a little passed noon the doctor who had order a EEG of his brain called us all into a room. His EEG had shown no brain activity. As she telling us this. Matthew codes again, I rush to his room and ask then to stop and to allow him go peacefully. My room-mate had got me a driver because he knew there was no way I could get my self home safely if Matthew passed on us that day. ,The young man whom Matthew had been working with come to the hospital. When he get into the room were all of us were we were waiting someone told him I was Matthew's mother he grab me in a bare hug and laid his face on my shoulder and cried for about 15 minutes when he finally let me go someone told me whom he was when they had left to go smoke a cigarettes. I was stun because here this man crying on my shoulder like a baby and I didn't have a clue as to whom he was. While outside he told Matthew girlfriend when they were smoking that he guess they try put him back in jail after this. So his statement the fact the man told someone Matthew and him had got hot and sit down to eat a sandwich and drink a beer at noon,[ No Alcohol in my son system deem the autopsy report]. then him not calling EMT's for help when Matt hew first ask for help none of it making me. Them the statement he made at hospital about them trying to put back in Jail for,this,,,



    It been a chore for me to get out bed each morning . Pain I've never hurt so bad in my life, I cry all the time,I get angry seem like 100x faster than I did before my son passing and I'm in denial because I expect Matthew to call to day are he'll text me maybe today, are he show up which is stupid I have his urn in the living room. My grandson Matthew Jr which is 31/2 is grieving in his own way I believe this because his stomach hurts daily, Them my youngest grandson Christopher his grieving is coming out in meanness. Before their father passed Matthew Jr. never complained of stomach ache and Christopher was sweet as he could be.

    I heard of mother against drunk driver, A national campaign against people not text and drive. A few years ago here the drug store took the couch medicine then sinus medicine and put behind the counters but it not slow any Meth dealers down here at all. So If you can help me find answer and get some kind help for me and my grand baby's so we can get our life back on track. Maybe not theirs as much as mine. I felt a piece of my heart broke off that early afternoon the first of May and a part of my soul left with my baby boy. I know he was 32 but when I think of him right now it's the night he was born and they laid him across my chest. I believe that the mother like myself who need to know just what their kids are doing before another senseless death accrues, It would be much appreciated Judy Edwards
  • show 8/5/Internet dating

    5.0
    I have been on just about all the dating sites over 4 years and 85% of them are scammers including and Christian, Meet Me, AYI, BBP, Mate 1, POF and on and on and on. If you are going to give some good information about these dating sites, you need to include the bad things. I chased a scammer over 8 sites, same profile, different name and city but same picture which may or may not have been him. I was appalled at the show today and how it glorified the dating site. Good money wasted when the sites don't investigate before they allow them to be members. I have reported them to an FBI site I know what to look for and block them, only to see them back on the same site.
  • Zimmerman and Trayvon

    1.0
    Dr. Phil, Generally you provide good solid advise and come across as fair and unbiased in your opinions on your show. However this was not the case on your show yesterday on the Zimmerman / Trayvon trial. The show was shocking and extremely one sided in favor of Trayvon Martin because he was "young". The words that proceeded from your mouth at the end of the show clearly demonstrated bias. Under the rule of optional completeness you might have added to your but for's.... had Trayvon Martins parents raised him to be respectful to all persons he may not have found himself in the position he found himself; had Trayvon Martin not attacked and injured Zimmerman he may not have found himself in the position he found himself. I am of the opinion that Zimmerman was merely doing his job and from what I can understand, with diligence in light of the break-ins in the neighborhood, and merely defended himself against an assailant who just happened to be a young, rebellious, dope smoking, racially prejudice, person. according to trial testimony. I agree 100% with the jury verdict that Zimmerman is NOT GUILTY. I am also of the opinion that if you were confronted and attacked by a young person who had the appearance and speech of a typical street punk (If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck it probably is a duck. If it looks like a punk, and talks like a punk, it probably is a punk) you would find a way to defend yourself too. Protection of self is instinctive. Zimmerman had no way of knowing whether his attacker was armed or not armed with a knife or gun. I am of the opinion that Zimmerman clearly was in fear for his safety given that Trayvon had Zimmerman on the ground and was smashing his head on the cement. Had this been a Black on Black or White on White or Hispanic on Hispanic incident this incident most likely would not have received media attention. Its sad that there is always someone who wants to promote racial tensions or use incidents like this one as a smokescreen for other things. I am shocked Dr. Phil that you played into this propaganda.
  • Zimmerman and Trayvon

    2.0
    Dear Dr. Phil, I am a great admirer of you and the show. Always defending you when it comes up in conversations about you and the show. But todays show about Trayvons an Zimmerman nocked me over. It was soooooo one sided I could not believe it. Not fair at all to both sides, so you lost me and a lot of trust to the media went with it. There must be a lot of people out there very disappointed.

    Ernie the Woodbutcher
  • "TRUSTING DOCTORS AND EVERYTHING THEY SAY IS NOT ALWAYS TRUE, SAYS OTHER DOCTORS"

    10
    I am so sick of the fact that you use to be someone I and everyone else used to believe in until getting ratings became your first Priority... I thought you didn't care what others thought, well you PROVE just the opposite each and everyday. If you and your wife Truly Cared about others and helping them then you would not act like you are just saying what you say just to get more ratings for your show, Dr. Phil, it's NOT ABOUT YOU, it's about the other people YOU say you Want to HELP. Then START acting Like it!!!!!
  • Katie

    5.0
    Katie might look at a food allergy. Canola oil can cause the extreme mood swings especially when heated at high temperatures. Vegetable oil is in almost everything and can be canola oil. good luck Katie.
  • Enough with the non-stop book promotion!

    1.0
    Did you write a book that's currently a New York Times best seller? Does your son have a publishing company that published your book? Gee we'd never know, you only mention it at least 4 or 5 times EVERY SINGLE EPISODE! Enough already!! The only suggestions you seem to give anymore to address the guest's issues is to (SURPRISE) read your book to solve their problems. If I wanted to watch an infomercial, I'd stay up all night. Go back to what you do best before your show goes down the drain.
  • Guilt and cancer.

    10
    I just watched the episode with the lady with stage 4 cancer and her husband finally meeting their son after 41 I rarely watch your show, but that one was very touching and by far seemingly real. I'm so happy for the couple to have found their son and now have a relationship with him and his 10 yr old son. Bless you for bringing them together.
  • terri

    1.0
    i just watched your show about a wife and husband drowning in dept. you told them to walk away from the house and file bankrupcy, thats one of the problems the country is having now , a whole bunch of people living past thier means and when its to much they walk away, i supported my daughter with no child support and never got loans, i just didnt have everything the neighbors have, and now my daughter is grown and moved out and im not in credit dept. tell these people to pay thier bills and stop leaving the govt to clean up the mess. when people file bankrupcy the companys just file it as a business loss and the people pick up the tab with higher taxes. now i pay so much in taxes i cant afford things now
  • Gee Dr. Phil

    3.0
    do you have a SON WHO PUBLISHED YOUR BOOKS? Really? I had no idea. You only mention it 3 or 4 times during each show, 5 days a week, for the last three months.



    First mention, I now just turn the TV off. What is your to support that son, his wife and two children?
  • Leave your family home!

    1.0
    I used to love Dr. Phil, but now I hate it. All he does now is promote his book which is published by his son Jay. Please! For someone that promotes letting kids make it on their own, he fails miserably. Every single show evolves around his book. Please! Get this show off the air. And his wife? I don't even want to go there.
  • Tears fall today!

    9.0
    I could not help but cry today at the end of todays show the remake of the night before christmas was verey moving and sad cryed from the begining to the end!
  • Love him.

    9.5
    Great show. Love how he helps people.
  • brutal beauties the trouble with tiffani

    4.0
    YOU PUT MOST OF OR ALL THE BLAME ON THE PARENTS INSTEAD OF TIFFANI.WHY BECAUSE SHE IS 14 IF SHE WANTS TO HIT AND CUSS HER PARENTS AND BE IN CONTROL.AND IAM WATCHING RIGHT NOW AND SHE IS WhINING AND CRYING CAUSE SHE HAS A ASAULT CHARGE SHE HAS BROUGHT IT ALL ON HER SELF.DR PHIL WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF ONE OF YOUR KIDS WAS HITING AND CUSING YOUR WIFE.SOME KIDS ARE JUST OUT OF CONTROL OR WANT THEIR WAY NO MATTER HOW MUCH THE PARENTS TRY.IAM WATCHING THIS RIGHT NOW AND YOU TALK DOWN TO THE PARENTS AND SO SWEET TO HER AND SHE IS THE ONE THAT HAS ALOT OF WORK TO DO.IAM NOT JUST BEING A SMART ASS BUT WHY DONT DR PHIL LET HER STAY WITH HIM FOR AWHILE HE MIGHT CHANGE HIS MIND.SHE NEEDS A GOOD ASS WHIPPING.BUT PARENTS CANT DO WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE BECAUSE OF OTHER PEPOLES BELIEAFS OR WAYS.AND THATS WHY TIFFANI AND OTHER KIDS LIKE HER DO AND GET AWAY WITH WHAT THEY DO CAUSE SHE KNOWS THEY CANT DO ANYTHING TO HER.DR PHIL I AGREE WITH ALOT OF THINGS YOU SAY AND DO BUT JUST BECAUSE YOU SAY IT AND BELEAVE IT DONT ALWAYS MAKE YOU RIGHT.
  • episode on sept 27, 2012

    4.0
    I thought you were a little hard on the parents of the out of control teenager, the girl manipulated you into believing it was her parents fault because they are getting a divorced. Well unfortunately that is over half of American families today, but to hit and punch your parents? You wanted the parents to take responsibility for their mistakes..they did try it just wasn't to your liking..but the girl was old enough to know better..it was like watching a 2yr old throwing a temper tantrum because things were not going her way- but because she is older she can do some damage. If you had said some of the things you said to them to me?

    Talk about making someone feel like a piece of crap. You can be so caring at times then other times your just downright mean. To say it was all the parents fault for her behavior because of how they raised her. Have seen in families including my own -have 1 child that's never been a problem, self motivated and driven and the other child has many many issues always seems to struggle. Maybe the teenager is just being a brat! She annoyed me with her attitude. Maybe the parents could have done something different but it's not like you handed a manual on how to deal with this sort of behavior. Boy, you should be ashamed of yourself for laying that much guilt on the parents. The teenager gets to go away to some beautiful clinic for her behavior. Go figure?
  • help me please

    4.0
    hi Dr.Phil my name is destiny i am 14 years old and i need help since i was 4 i have been over weight i am sick of looking like this and coming home crying for how people treat me and call me names i recently had surgery for being bullied at school for being over weight so i came to you to see if i can get help.
  • My Arabian life culture and other.

    10
    Hi Dr Phil!.. i am an Arabian girl living here in the U.S, I am 15 year old. And i really wanted your help . I have been suffering living here in the U.S i pretty much hate it because of all the issues going on with me and my overprotective family, especially my older brothers. I have been causing alot of drama and troubles to my family lately (always been) and i really dont think its my fault, because they treat me differently. When i cause all the troubles it mostly has to do with how im not following the religious rules, such as covering, other personal stuff. I hate living here with my family (not saying that i dont love them, because i do very much) it's just that they dont treat my right like my other younger sisters my family showw no love, and i have no idea what to do. I go through alot with my family. I have brothers that hates me because of my dark complexion. I'm the only dark member in the family (tanned) and i think my skin is beautiful, because i could tell you that i attract alot of guys (not bragging about it) but i hate the fact that they treat my other sisters with love and caring. Tyra there's alot to say but i dont know how to even make this enough sense..or what to do. I go through alot of suicidal thoughts i tried to k..... ( i once asked my dad that i want to go back to Arabia, he responded "for what? to get married? alright i"ll think about it") Dr. Phil im scared of living this life like the way it is now. -Tyra please help me what should i do?
  • He deals with a number of issues!

    8.0
    And that is what's great! He's a sweet man that has a natural engaging presence on TV that I can't quite put my finger on as a viewer. But nevertheless, he knows what he's talking about and makes jokes to make you feel better too. Just a great show to watch for knowledge and to shape your brain!
  • Sarah

    1.0
    Im really dissapointed in how DrPhil handled this show. It does show hiis lack of knowledge.

    How can he be in this profession and know nothing about dissociation or DID. He makes a better actor than Dr . i think he sold out. and he sold us out.

    I have DID. maybe i can help him out.

    Try the Sidran Institute. It a Tramatic stress Education & Advocacy. He can get some information there. Dr Phil, search ISSTD. it the International Society for the study of Trama and Dissociation.

    My own personal choices ar ethe book Amongst Ourselves by Tracy Alderman,Ph.D and Karen Marshall, LCSW. Its the easiest read, maybe you can handle that Dr.

    If you want to get a really good idea of what DID is like, try Utube. look up INSIDE short film, by insideshort. theres a guy having a bad day. It gives a good idea of how this disorder can effect your day to day life.

    You failed with this, but its never too late to learn. you owe your audience an apoligy. Your 'Magic" cure for Sarah is redicules.You owe it to them many people believe in you.

    Please Dr Phil. take the time to learn.

  • Sarah 5/4/12

    7.0
    Dr Phil, could you check up on a term I heard of today that sounds like what Sarah has? It is called TRANSIENT GLOBAL AMNESIA . Thank you
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