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Powerful Therapist Reactions

In the movie What About Bob? Bob becomes the nightmare patient. Initially compliant, he panics when his therapist goes on vacation, so he stalks and harasses him throughout his summer vacation. The therapist, Dr. Marvin, becomes increasingly derailed and enraged by Bob’s behavior, and at one point actually contemplates blowing him up. Although the movie is hilarious, most therapists have experienced the intense feelings that patients like Bob can evoke.