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Week of August 27, 2001

    Question: I am looking for information on therapy success rates. Can you give me any info on the different options and how successful they are/for which condition etc.?    Dr. Pies' Answer

    Question: My father sexually abused my half sister when she was a child. It becomes even more sickening to say he was a minister. I feel uncomfortable around young girls because I don't want people to even think I'm capable of such a terrible act. My wife and I have discussed this exhaustively. Is this type of sexual behavior hereditary? What do I do to lessen my fears or live with them?    Dr. Pies' Answer

    Question: Do you have any information about bipolar ultra rapid cycling?    Dr. Pies' Answer

    Question: Hi, I am a 19-year-old male and my mother has paranoid schizophrenia. I also have two older brothers that have been diagnosed with some type of schizophrenia. I was wondering what are my chances of me getting this disorder. I have noticed at times I do seem to get paranoid. I get nervous around people. Sometimes I get anxiety and other times I will feel down and depressed. Although they are not very severe feelings, I still wonder if they will get worse. What should I do about these feelings and do you think I should see someone to get checked out? Thanks for your time.    Dr. Pies' Answer