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Week of May 28, 2001

    Question: Is there any correlation between autism and pedophilia? Any correlation between pedophilia and any developmental disability, i.e. mental retardation?    Dr. Pies' Answer

    Question: My daughter, who is anorexic and bulemic, is currently in an in-residence treatment center. First she experienced some major tremors/twitching episodes and they put her on cogentin to try to control those. Now, while still on that medication she is experiencing some very short blackouts. Sometimes she actually collapses and sometimes she just can't remember the past few minutes. Are these experiences normal and what could be causing them?    Dr. Pies' Answer

    Question: I am currently writing a Pre Sentence Report on a Young Man who has recently turned eighteen and has pleaded guilty to making indecent photographs. To assist me with this report I was wondering if you could point me in the direction of appropriate research which I could you use to support my recommendations...    Dr. Pies' Answer

    Question: When I walk into a situation that seems important for me to be successful in, it seems like my mind just shuts down and I can't think. Afterwards I can always see what I should have done but nothing ever comes to mind at the time. Why?    Dr. Pies' Answer