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Ask the Mental Health Expert Archives 2001-2004

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Week of September 16 - October 14, 2002

    Question: I am a mental health professional. What I see is a problem placing and managing some of the psychiatric patients in the community--mainly due to chronic illness, behavioral problems and the patient's poor compliance. This often causes high re-admission rates and the results are oftentimes poor...    Dr. Pies' Answer

    Question: I am a mental health counselor working in a medical clinic. I have a 61-year-old-woman diagnosed with cognitive disorder not otherwise specified (NOS) that I am currently working with. I am having trouble getting information on treating this disorder in therapy. Her physician is covering the medical side of the issue, however I am have difficulty proceeding with the mental health portion. Can you offer any helpful hints?    Dr. Pies' Answer

    Question: I have a truck driver who says there are several sleep cycles that occur throughout the day. He claims that this has been well studied and documented. He says because of this, on trips over 3 hours, he runs into a sleep cycle (approximately 3 times a week) and needs to take a nap...    Dr. Pies' Answer