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Week of May 27, 2002

    Question: I am a student at UM-Columbia and am doing a correlating consumer capitalism and the rise of depression. Could you help me locate some charts of depression rates over time for argumentative support?    Dr. Pies' Answer

    Question: We are living in the nightmare of Desipramine use. We lost our 10-year-old daughter to Desipramine toxicity February 26th, 2001. Our daughter was taking Desipramine 250 mg daily for mild ADHD symptoms. She weighed 53 lbs...    Dr. Pies' Answer

    Question: Are there any studies that the use of light therapy in Seasonal Affective Disorder is contraindicated in patients with Bipolar Disorder and have skin sensitivities due to certain medications? Or in those bipolar patients who have or are being monitored for diseases in the eye (i.e. glaucoma)?    Dr. Pies' Answer