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Week of December 2, 2002

    Question: I have a 6-year-old son who has suddenly started repeating each of his sentences. He is seemingly unaware of it. Most times, his repeated sentence is quieter, almost under his breath. What could this be from? His father and I have separated about two and a half months ago. This began only 3 weeks ago though. Does it have a name? What can be done for this?    Dr. Pies' Answer

    Question: I think it's interesting to speculate on how SSRIs affect our ability to negotiate the losses which are an intrinsic part of living. This is an area I'm trying to research for my post-qualification doctorate. I've come across several useful, non-academic resources on the web which deal with this issue. Unfortunately, I'm drawing something of a blank when it comes to empirical research. Are there any resources or contacts you could recommend...   Dr. Pies' Answer

    Question: I am in my first year at a University in Sydney studying Occupational Therapy. I am doing an assignment on a man with acute schizophrenia, and I was wondering if you had any information on this mental illness you could help me with..    Dr. Pies' Answer