Intense and highly personal, A&E's true-life docuseries OBSESSED™ takes viewers inside the minds and lives of Americans whose anxiety has taken complete command of their existence, making them prisoners of their uncontrollable thoughts and ritualistic behaviors. From OCD to agoraphobia and germophobia, the series documents both the individual's afflictions and their courageous attempts to defeat and overcome them. Highly trained therapists use desensitatization and exposure therapy, coaching the patients through exposure to the causes of their anxiety until the feelings begin to fade.
The second season of Obsessed will feature some of the most compelling stories to date including:
-A father of two whose overwhelming obsession with odd numbers has left him jobless, living out of his car and unable to function on odd numbered days.
-A man and his two grown daughters who suffer from agoraphobia and are all attempting to break the family "curse" which prevents them from being able to venture more than a few miles from the safety of their homes.
-A musician whose life is completely consumed by hand motion rituals that can take up to 10 hours to complete.
-A recovered alcoholic whose dread of contamination is so extreme that he washes his hands up to 150 times a day for fear that another alcoholic will contaminate him and cause him to return to drinking.
-A young budding artist who believes that her checking, tapping and counting rituals are keeping her mother from dying of cancer.
The show explores the stories of these sufferers as well as the adverse effects their disorders have on their friends and family. Viewers will be moved as patients heal, make amazing progress and slowly but surely take their lives back.