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By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Sensitive, intense docu about coping with anxiety disorders.

TV A&E Reality TV 2009
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Obsessed offers an interesting, sensitive look at how anxiety disorders manifest themselves, as well as how these disorders are treated. While it doesn't always delve into the specific reasons why a patient is responding to anxiety in the way that they do, it does offer some general examples of what can trigger certain behaviors. The show also provides details about how these disorders, if left untreated, can get increasingly worse and more debilitating over time.

It's hard to watch the featured patients being trapped by their own anxieties, especially when their loved ones (including children) are shown trying to understand these extreme behaviors. These scenes are a little voyeuristic, but they also underscore the desperation and loneliness felt by the people who suffer from these disorders. And they remind viewers that while the media may often depict these behaviors as being amusing, most real-life obsessions are anything but funny.

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