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Ask the Mental Health Expert Archives 2001-2004

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Week of September 15, 2003

    Question: Can you recommend materials on biblical references to mental illness and God's forgiveness for the mentally ill for making wrong decisions?   Dr. Pies' Answer

    Question: My husband has been taking Depakote over the last 4 years. 2 years ago, when it was stopped, he "crashed" and when his levels were checked they were about 15. He went back on it and his levels resumed to 75-100. Now, without a break in taking Depakote (1000 mg daily), his levels are at 9-16...    Dr. Pies' Answer

    Question: I am studying psychology in Belgium and I am doing research on bipolar disorders for school, especially on the hostility bipolar patients display against themselves (suicide, automutilation) and against others (verbal and physical). I wanted to ask your help to find some information (websites, book references, testimonies, articles...) about my research. I am have some trouble finding information concerning the hostility bipolar patients dispaly against the others. Can you offer any help?    Dr. Pies' Answer