I’ve never much cared for Dr Phil and now after hearing about a recent topic on his show, he can go suck a bag of dicks. You see, he did a show titled “From Heroes to Monsters” about troops who come back from deployments with PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) and calls them “damaged goods.”
Monsters?!?!?! Really?! Fuck you Dr Phil. Anyone who has experienced what those military members have gone through and come back home WITHOUT any issues is the real monster.
I tried to find somewhere to watch the episode online, but can’t find anywhere that doesn’t look sketchy, so perhaps the episode was more positive than the title and previews would indicate. However, the clips I saw seemed to portray the wives as victims who were afraid of these demons they had to sleep next to every night.
From what I’ve been able to find out from other blogs/reviews one of his “experts” is promoting his new book on PTSD and advises veterans to “use a strong mouthwash before bed” because poor oral hygiene can contribute to other health problems. If brushing your teeth could “cure” PTSD, we’d have a handle on it by now, dumbass. The book also quotes a study that shows that chewing gum can improve PTSD symptoms. You know who sponsored that study? Wrigley.
It seems that since the airing of the show, Dr Phil has changed the name of the show to “Heroes in Pain” but has not issued an apology.
If you'd like to hear from the other side of the Warfighter/PTSD community, check out Boone Cutler's radio show about this topic. He's a GWOT vet himself and doesn't talk out of his ass like Dr Phil.