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Ask the Mental Health Expert Archives 2001-2004

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Week of April 23, 2001

    Question: What do you do for managing stress? How do you handle great amounts of stress? What do you recommend for coping with stress for young people, say ages 12-16? Do young people have more good stress or bad stress? How does caffeine impact stress? What about exercise?    Dr. Pies' Answer

    Question: I am a Director of Nursing at an acute care hospital. We are searching for an anxiety scale that will assist nursing and medical staff in more objectively rating anxiety level in patients with respiratory disorders. We are most interested in a scale that has been validated for guiding when medication with anti-anxiety drugs may be helpful under these circumstances.    Dr. Pies' Answer

    Question: How are residential treatment facilities for youth classified? I hear facilities are classified as Level I, Level II, Level III, and Level IV. What do these classifications mean?    Dr. Pies' Answer

    Question: I am trying to find some nutritional aspects towards depression can you help?    Dr. Pies' Answer