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Week of April 7, 2003

    Question: I am writing a paper on the trends of psychiatry from the 1990's to present time. I am having a very difficult time finding clear facts about the increase in people using psychiatry and the distributions of problems people are seeing them for. I was wondering if you had this information or knew anywhere I could retrieve this information at?    Dr. Pies' Answer

    Question: Twenty four years ago I found out that I had clinical depression and have been on medication since. Peri-menopause started 3 years ago, major depression set in and the OB/GYN says it has nothing to do with menopause. The doctor said it's menopause though...    Dr. Pies' Answer

    Question: I am 23 years old and just lost my father on 11/7. He had cancer but died of side effects from the chemo so it was a little bit of a shock. I am, of course, very upset. In addition to this change in my life, I got married in May, started a new job in September and go to grad school at night...    Dr. Pies' Answer