Dr. Phil McGraw, perhaps the most well-known mental health professional in the world, is the host of the #1 daytime talk show Dr. Phil. This trailblazing and award-winning show continues to provide the most comprehensive forum on mental health issues in the history of television. Using the power of television, Dr. McGraw presents compelling stories about real people with a variety of emotional and behavioral problems, stripping away the shame and embarrassment that too often keep people from seeking help.
The blend of Hollywood and psychology in TV shows like Dr. Phil offers cause for concern, said Atlanta psychologist Robert Simmermon. "It is important to distinguish between entertainment and actual treatment. It's not done very well," Simmermon said. It's likely that some of the millions of people who tune into Dr. Phil ignore disclaimers and view it as therapy, Simmermon said. "I think it does need to be studied."--Lauren Johnston, CBS News, March 17, 2004
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Dr. Phil was one of the most popular Tv Shows that year. That Tv Show won Emmy (Daytime) Outstanding Talk Show/Informative in 2008, Emmy (Daytime) Outstanding Talk Show/Informative in 2009, Emmy (Daytime) Outstanding Talk Show/Informative in 2010, Emmy (Daytime) Outstanding Talk Show/Informative in 2011, and Emmy (Daytime) Outstanding Talk Show/Informative in 2014. You can try similar series like Montel Williams and The Dr. Oz Show.