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Ask the Mental Health Expert Archives 2001-2004

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Week of July 16, 2001

    Question: I am bipolar and have great amounts of anxiety. What suggestions do you have to control the high level of anxiety?    Dr. Pies' Answer

    Question: A client that I work with was addicted to prescription medication. He has recently quit and went through an array of withdrawals. He is now doing well but has a problem with a salt taste on the tip of his tongue and lip. Is this also a part of withdrawal or is this something else? Any info would be appreciated.    Dr. Pies' Answer

    Question: I am interested in the treatment of women with mental illness in the past... the early 1900s, 1960s, 1970s to present. What have been the major changes that have given women more effective therapies and how have these altered how women are treated with their mental health?    Dr. Pies' Answer

    Question: Have you ever known of any situations when a patient suffering with auditory hallucinations did not respond to medication? What happens if the voices get worse? Other than by suicide, can this be fatal?    Dr. Pies' Answer