Monday 9:00 PM on A&E Premiered May 25, 2009 Between Seasons


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Episode Guide

    • Traci/Judi
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      Traci struggles with her compulsions as she tries to manage day to day life. Her anxiety is getting so bad she can't enjoy a home cooked meal. After many devastating losses in her life, Judi makes up for this by collecting everything in sight.
    • Mandi/Mora
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      Mora is overly obsessed about her teeth and has had countless unnecessary dental procedures to ease her anxiety. It has come to the point where she avoids most hard foods and engages in a elaborate 20 minute brushing routine. Mandi suffers from trichotillomania and finds it impossible to avoid pulling her hair at night before bed. She hates her obsession and uses wigs to disguise her balding head.moreless
    • Richie
      Season 1 - Episode 11
      Richie's hoarding has become so extreme that his house and surrounding property is completely full of unnecessary possessions. The trigger for this obsessive-compulsive behavior was his mother's death, for which he feels partly responsible for and was particularly traumatic. Richie is followed through therapy for 1 entire year.
    • Helen/Scott
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      A young mother's life is controlled by her OCD, to the point that she is scared to drive on the highway. A single man is tortured by his OCD, not allowing him to have relationships.
    • Nidia/Rick
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      Rick is terrified by aging and death. His compulsion to stay healthy sends in to the gym at least 50 times a week. Nidia is obsessed with being clean. From washing her hands to spending hours in the shower.
    • Christa/Ryan
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      Christa's OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) keeps her from eating certain foods, her anxiety is eased by digging at her skin. Ryan's rituals from his OCD makes him feel like a slave, his compulsions now include his wife and are ruining their life together.
    • Shannon/Todd
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      We all fear death, Shannon's fear is so excessive she won't drive. With a special needs child her own problems get in the way, she hopes therapy will help. Todd spends his days writing on the wall and pulling out his own hair.
    • Nicole/Trina
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      Nicole suffers from an rare form of OCD that is controlling her life. Her family and friends must sit a certain way, and she makes noises when words starting with "K" are used. Trina is engulfed by bad thoughts in her daily life. Is she capable of harming someone, or is it all in her head?moreless
    • Al, Tammy, Jodi
      Season 2 - Episode 7
    • Mark & Sarihn
      Season 2 - Episode 8
    • Phillip & Kerrie
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      Phillip is obsessed with cleanliness, yard work, and organization. His OCD makes it almost impossible to spend time with his two children. Meanwhile, Kerrie's fear of germs is so extreme that she can't be touched by other people.
    • Rashawndalyn & Melody
      Season 2 - Episode 11
      Rashawndalynn began to worry about disease and death after a doctor found pre-cancerous cells in her body. Her constant state of panic has led to the loss of her job, and she and her son will become homeless if she doesn't receive treatment. Melody is terrified of getting a fatal food-borne illness, which prevents her from living on her own at college. Through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Melody will be exposed to the foods she's afraid of most so she can separate her rational fear of disease from her irrational fear of food.moreless
    • Richie
      Season 2 - Episode 12
      Richie is an extreme hoarder who can't throw away anything that belongs to his deceased mother. As he grieves her loss, he's even blocked off the hallway to his mother's bedroom, making the room inaccessible.
    • Rashawndalyn and Melody
      Season 2 - Episode 10
    • Margaret & Amy
      Season 2 - Episode 6
    • Paul & Robin
      Season 2 - Episode 5
    • William & Nanci
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      William counts, has a fear of odd numbers and is suffering from germophobia. His OCD has ruined his marriage, left with jobless and now without a home. Nanci cleans excessively, her OCD was brought on by a series of tragic deaths in her family. Now with their lives controlled by their fixations, they hope therapy will help them gain some control back.moreless
    • Russ/Karen
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      Russ is a pack rack of mass proportions, to the point that he has forced himself to the streets. Karen is engulfed by constant fear that she or someone in her family will die.
    • Marie/Matt
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      Marie is consumed by her fear of the weight of objects. Battling her fears keeps her from doing simple daily tasks. Matt is a agoraphobic, which is a panic disorder which makes him scared of open places such as malls or airports. Confined to his home, he hopes therapy will help.moreless
    • AJ/Vanessa
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      AJ constantly pulls out her eyebrows, while she battles thoughts of animal cruelty in her mind. Vanessa constantly picks at her skin all over her body. They both hope therapy will help them overcome their compulsions.
    • Cindee & Graham
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      Cindee is obsessed with keeping healthy and spends countless hours at the gym or training. This prevents her from spending more time with her family. Graham has classic contamination OCD symptoms and engages in ritual washing everyday at an extremely high frequency. Both enter cognitive behavioral therapy treatments and are assessed over 12 weeks.moreless
    • Chad &Nicole
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      Chad is plagued by rituals related to his musical performances. Performing the rituals is key to the safety of his family. Nicole has obsessions that something bad will happen to her daughter. They both enter Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for 12 weeks to overcome their fears.
    • Sharon & Patricia
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      Sharon's OCD causes her to tap and count to cope with her anxiety. She feels her rituals help keep her mother protected during her cancer battle. Patricia is scared of the hospital which keeps her from supporting her ill husband. She is also constantly worried about a sudden death. Both women hope therapy will help them over come their fears.moreless