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Week of December 17, 2001

    Question: I am a 50-year-old male, in good health. I exercise on a regular basis, playing tennis. I work out of my home as a sales representative and my job is very unstructured. Ever since the disaster on September 11th I have had trouble concentrating on my work and staying on task. I bounce from project to project. I also was drinking more than usual, and stopped completely a week ago. What do you suggest I do to bounce back?    Dr. Pies' Answer

    Question: I was wondering if you could identify what makes a good forensic therapeutic environment with regards to patient risk assessment?    Dr. Pies' Answer

    Question: Do you know of any manufacturers or distributors of protective headgear for adults who head-bang, available to the general public? Would I need a doctor's prescription for such an item?    Dr. Pies' Answer