Obsessed, Season 1Closed Captioning
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According to the Anxiety Disorder Association of America, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older. Obsessed examines the lives of these everyday people imprisoned by unmanageable, repetitive behaviors and sometimes debilitating fear while documenting their struggles – whether it's OCD, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, hoarding, or a variety of phobias – and their process of rehabilitation. By using cognitive behavioral therapy, each subject is taught how to understand the thought process which contributes to his or her symptoms and is coached on how to change these thought patterns, manage their anxiety and avoid the resulting debilitating compulsions. Capturing their radically affected home life, the dramatic one-on-one sessions with the doctor, and the patients' courageous attempts to defeat their debilitating condition, the show tracks the individuals’ stories from start to finish, ending with a final visit several weeks after therapy is complete to see if they have conquered their disorder or if the obsession still lingers.
|1||Closed CaptioningVideoHelen / Scott (Pilot)||Helen, a single mother of three is panicked everyday by her OCD as it's making her life a nightmare. Her anxiety was spiked when her father died in a car accident. She has extreme panic attacks while driving and she obsessively puts on her father's bloody clothes from that fatal night. Through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, (CBT) widely described as the most effective treatment for OCD, Helen must face her fears and try to come to terms with her father's death and her inability to drive. Meanwhile, Scott is a germaphobe who doesn't keep a trashcan in his house, doesn't have any pictures on the wall, washes his hands 50 times a day and sleeps on the sofa because it takes him too long to make his bed in the morning. His OCD has caused him to be desperately alone and he must face his fears through CBT in hopes that he can have a successful relationship. More importantly, he wants to prove to his younger sister who suffers from OCD that there is a way out of this mental prison.||44:45||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|2||Closed CaptioningVideoNicole / Trina||Nicole has an incredibly unique type of obsession that keeps her from being able to enjoy time with her mother and brother. If their hands aren't the way she wants them to be, she has a panic attack. And when her mother says any word with a "K" sound, Nicole has to make a strange noise with her throat. Meanwhile, Trina has constant violent thoughts that torment her, such as "Could I hurt my best friend?" and "What if I harmed that man?" These horrible thoughts pop into her head with such consistency that she's begun to believe they could come true. Nicole and Trina hope that cognitive behavioral therapy can help them deal with their problems.||44:27||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|3||Closed CaptioningVideoNidia / Rick||Nidia obsessively washes herself and has been hospitalized twice due to her OCD. Her shower ritual is so extreme that there's a possibility she could pass out in the middle of it. Her problem has taken over her life and her husband's life as well, and is threatening their marriage. Meanwhile, Rick fears death and aging. His obsessive workouts reduce his anxieties about death, but they've made it impossible for him to get on with his life. Both Nidia and Rick hope CBT can help them gain control over their fixations.||44:11||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|4||Closed CaptioningVideoRuss / Karen||Russ is an extreme hoarder. He has completely filled up his apartment, forcing him to sleep outside. He's also afraid that the Fire Department will come to his house and he won't be able to clean enough in time to pass inspection. If this happens, Russ fears he'll become homeless. Meanwhile, Karen is plagued by her obsessive thoughts about death. She is constantly afraid that either she or someone she loves will die in an earthquake, in a car accident, or be brutally attacked. Russ and Karen hope cognitive behavioral therapy will help them to regain their lives.||44:08||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|5||Closed CaptioningVideoShannon / Todd||Shannon is a hypochondriac with an intense fear of death. She avoids driving on the freeway for fear she'll spontaneously combust or go blind. Through CBT, Shannon will try to overcome her dread of driving so she can take her autistic child to a ranch for kids with special needs. Meanwhile, Todd has an obsessive compulsion to pull out his own hair. He spends his days writing obsessive thoughts on the walls and pulling hairs off his face and head. CBT is his last hope.||44:12||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|6||Closed CaptioningVideoTraci / Judi||Traci struggles with both germaphobia and claustrophobia. She is constantly cleaning and is frightened to get on an elevator. She can't even enjoy home-cooked meals without fearing illness. Meanwhile, Judi is a hoarder. Losing her father at an early age, getting divorced, and having her only son leave home have caused an emptiness in her life that she tries to fill by accumulating piles of clutter. Traci and Judi hope that CBT will help them lead more normal lives.||44:10||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|7||Closed CaptioningVideoChrista / Ryan||Christa's OCD prevents her from eating most foods for fear they are contaminated. To ease her anxiety, she spends hours in front of the mirror with a pair of tweezers ruthlessly tearing into her skin, mostly her face. Christa is completely reliant upon her fiancé Shawn, but he doesn't know how much more he can take. She is afraid that she'll end up dead or homeless because no one will want to deal with her anymore. Meanwhile, Ryan feels like a slave to his OCD rituals of checking, tapping and counting. His morning routine is riddled with grooming rituals around showering, getting ready, and leaving the house. He even makes his pregnant wife participate in his compulsions. Through cognitive behavioral therapy, Christa and Ryan will try to overcome their obsessions.||44:15||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|8||Closed CaptioningVideoMarie / Matt||Marie is obsessed with the weight of objects. She's afraid that the things in her apartment are getting too heavy, that the floor is weakening, and that the building will collapse, crushing her and her daughter. Meanwhile, Matt is agoraphobic with severe panic disorder. He's built his life around a "safe zone," which is near his home. When he drives, he fears that he won't be able to get back to his safe zone fast enough. Both Marie and Matt will now try to control their fears through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.||44:12||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|9||Closed CaptioningVideoMandi / Mora||Mandi is a costume designer for a TV series, but she doesn't have hair. Mandi began pulling her hair out when she was nine. She wears wigs, but her ability to hide her bald patches only increases her pulling episodes. Meanwhile, Mora constantly brushes and cleans her teeth. If her anxiety is raised during the day, she'll call her dentist to schedule an emergency appointment, which has resulted in eight root canals in the last several years. Even her eating habits are influenced by the damage certain foods could potentially do to her teeth. Mora's OCD contributed to her impending divorce and she fears that if she doesn't gain control over it soon, it could negatively impact her 7 year-old daughter. Both Mandi and Mora are at the end of their rope, and hope that CBT can help them find their way back.||44:12||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|10||Closed CaptioningVideoAbbie Jaye "AJ" / Vanessa||AJ needs a service dog ("Sparky") to help manage her anxiety and panic attacks. But AJ can't stop her OCD mind from bombarding her with horrific images of animal abuse. Another coping mechanism AJ uses is compulsively tweezing out her eyebrows. In Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, AJ will go to an animal shelter to confront her obsessive thoughts about animal cruelty. Meanwhile, Vanessa has a compulsion to pick her skin. At one time, she actually picked clear through to her jawbone. But Vanessa recently connected with a woman online, and now she's preparing to meet her new girlfriend for the first time. Knowing she needs to manage her picking for the relationship to work, Vanessa is highly motivated to begin CBT.||43:57||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|11||Closed CaptioningVideoRichie||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. In the longest therapy process of the entire season (approximately one year,) his therapist pushes and helps Richie as he tries to fight through his emotions.||44:14||$1.99||View in iTunes|
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knowledge is power
great show.very informative. we will learn to understand people with ocd better
A great show. I absolutley love the fact that they are showcase the power we all have within our own minds once given the tools.
This series really sheds light on OCD. I have panic disorder and feel discriminated against at times simply b/c people do not understand. I've lost friend, loves and jobs because of my disorder and, while I don't have OCD it is nice that this show is helping others to realize that we don't choose to be mentally ill. Mental illness is the same as physical illness....it's just happening in the brain/mind instead of another organ of the body. If anyone you know is suffering from mental illness, this show could help you to better understand what they are feeling & living with on a daily basis - it could also show you how you can help them.
This show is really informative as well as interesting and tastefully done. If you like shows like intervention or medical shows, give this one a try.
To Apple: ALICIA IS MISSING! I paid for the episode Richie/Alicia and the whole episode was Richie. Is there a part 2? Please either fix the video or fix title & description.