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Ask the Mental Health Expert Archives 2001-2004

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Week of March 31, 2003

    Question: My 13-year-old son's personal space was invaded by school staff. As a psychiatric nurse with experience in dealing with children and adolescents with behavioral disorders I have taught my son to respect the personal space of others around him...    Dr. Pies' Answer

    Question: I'm looking for research information on the effect of computer games, phosphorous lights on children who play late in the evening, and if it relates to sleep/mood problems. Do you know of any sources?    Dr. Pies' Answer

    Question: I am recently employed at a long-term care facility and work in the Special Care Unit (psyche) as a Certified Nursing Assistant. What is water intoxication? I do know that my residents crave water and become drunk when they get too much of it. Their behavior changes. Why does this happen?    Dr. Pies' Answer