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Week of July 15, 2002

    Question: Do you feel that the violence subjected in video games affects those who play it to become more aggressive and violent?    Dr. Pies' Answer

    Question: I have a patient I intend to put on Prozac. He is currently on Norvasc. The contraindications for Prozac include calcium-channel blockers, however is there any specific information on the subject of these two very popular drugs interacting?    Dr. Pies' Answer

    Question: I have a friend who suffers from agoraphobia and is trying to find help. She is extremely nervous about getting treatment, but finding treatment that she can afford is taking all of her motivation. She lives at home with her mother and they are barely making ends meet. She really is starting to lose all hope. I would love to be able to give her hope back. Is there anything I can do? Do you have any advice?    Dr. Pies' Answer