- 3 Seasons
In Treatment is an HBO original series with episodes that run for approximately thirty minutes. This series is based on the life of a psychologist. You experience his family problems as well as the work the main character Paul does with his patients. Paul, played by actor Gabriel Byrne, has his patients meet him at his home. Here he deals with marriage issues and abuse. His patients range from teenage years to adult. There are common factors present that deal with other issues such as patient dependence and relationships between doctor and patient. Paul also has his own set of personal problems that he must deal with. You sit in once a week at his own therapy sessions. Paul works with his therapist to help try and fix his struggling marriage as well as work on his own personal emotional and mental issues. Eventually, while working with his patients, Paul develops a romantic attachment to Laura, a patient that tells him she is in love with him. After discovering that he indeed loves her too and coupled with his failing marriage, Paul plans to take action and go after her. Suffering a panic attack, nothing comes of his decision to see her and the relationship is stalled. Paul eventually divorces his wife and moves from their home. He sets up his practice in a small area of his new apartment and continues to see patients. He helps his patients deal with work related trauma and death. Having not left all his issues behind with the divorce, he is faced with a lawsuit and must deal with the consequences associated with his practice. In Treatment, lasted for three seasons with talk of a fourth still in progress. One hundred and six episodes where aired for this series. This is an adult themed drama series and not intended for kids.