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Ask the Mental Health Expert Archives 2001-2004

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Week of January 29, 2001

    Question: Is there any literature documenting third party payer reimbursement linkage to DSM diagnosis?    Dr. Pies' Answer

    Question: What is the percentage of the population at large that, statistically speaking, most likely has a diagnosable (DSM) disorder?    Dr. Pies' Answer

    Question: Is there a formula for stopping an SSRI, once there has been an effective result for a period of time? The medication is effexor and the patient is on 112.5 dosage.    Dr. Pies' Answer

    Question: I am a mental health care provider and would like to know if you have any current information on new psychopharmacology for managing aggressive behaviors in the mental retardation population. What treatments exist in addition to Depakote?    Dr. Pies' Answer