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Week of November 4, 2002

    Question: I offer support in group sessions and individually to people recovering from mental illness, or suffering loss of dignity and self esteem through accident, illness, alienation, developmental disability, or situational depression or anxiety. I, myself, am also recovering from mental illness, and still periodically have the following enquiries...    Dr. Pies' Answer

    Question: My son is 13 years old and was diagnosed with bipolar and severe ADHD at age 7. Recently during one of the counseling sessions, our therapist suggested that my son also suffers from asperger syndrome...    Dr. Pies' Answer

    Question: My wife is anorexic bulimic and has been since she was 15 years old. She is now 30 years old and we have 2 kids. Her front 2 teeth have major enamel missing from them. They are so bad that it has been capped by a dentist. Because she is not willing to get help for her disorder and I feel like I am constantly walking on egg shells, I have chosen to leave this damaging situation for the betterment of our children...    Dr. Pies' Answer