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Ask the Mental Health Expert Archives 2001-2004

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Week of September 10, 2001

    Question: How often are two or more of the cluster B personality disorders diagnosed concurrently? A patient with one cluster B disorder often seems to have numerous traits of the other cluster B disorders.    Dr. Pies' Answer

    Question: I recently discovered that my husband of 23 years has led a secret life. He spends hours late at night in incest chat rooms and he encourages chatters to engage in incestual affairs. He has downloaded naked, sexually explicit pictures of 8- to 12-year-olds...    Dr. Pies' Answer

    Question: What are some mental illnesses that are rarely diagnosed or go undiagnosed?    Dr. Pies' Answer

    Question: Is there any substantial evidence that bipolar people are commonly attracted to others that are bipolar? It seems that arenas like the media are full of the bipolar type and I'm wondering if research has been done on this--whether bipolar relationships are healthy, etc.    Dr. Pies' Answer