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Ask the Mental Health Expert Archives 2001-2004

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Week of August 26, 2002

    Question: I have a habit of imagining/daydreaming that I have a better life than I do. I cannot stop from doing it. I seem to get more enjoyment in life when I daydream than I do in real life...    Dr. Pies' Answer

    Question: I heard on National Public Radio, on their "All Things Considered" program about Neurontin and that there is no substantial documentation of effectiveness in treating bipolar disorder. According to the report, sugar pills are more effective than the drug. Because the drug has little potential for overdosing, the company recommended increasing the dosage until effectiveness. My son was on this medication and it wasn't working so the psychiatrist kept increasing it. Eight months later my 16-year-old son committed suicide...    Dr. Pies' Answer

    Question: Have there been any studies on the use of Exelon on patients with Frontal Lobe Dementia?    Dr. Pies' Answer