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Week of December 9, 2002

    Question: I am a foster parent who needs more info on reactive attachment disorder (RAD). We have a 7-year-old foster son, who in a previous home, was diagnosed with RAD. His case worker did not feel this was accurate because he can show some affection. We have had him for eight months. In this time, he has been aggressive towards our youngest daughter. It's always our youngest and never our older daughter who is older than him...    Dr. Pies' Answer

    Question: I have a 14-year-old son who has ADD and has continued to show signs of inappropriate behavior--disrespect, delinquency issues, sexual boundary issues. I want to find a residential treatment facility that would include school, behavioral modification program, therapy for sexual deviancies, working on empathy--respect for others...   Dr. Pies' Answer

    Question: I have a 5-year-old step grandson who is battling with some OCD demons. His magical number is five and surprise, he won't eat more than five bites of food which is obviously a problem for his further development. He has been taken to a few Pediatricians by his other grandparents with the response always being: he is ok...    Dr. Pies' Answer