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Week of March 17, 2003

    Question: Is there a correlation between eating habits through one's first twenty years of life and bipolar disorder? By eating habits, I mean intake of very little protein or fat, yet large concentration of refined carbohydrates. Do people with bipolar disorder have eating disorders as well, like bulimia, anorexia, etc.?    Dr. Pies' Answer

    Question: I read a news article about depression in patients having bypass surgery and would like to know what tool was used to measure the depression?    Dr. Pies' Answer

    Question: What drugs were commonly prescribed for depression in the early 1960's?    Dr. Pies' Answer