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Week of January 13, 2003

    Question: I have a 4-year-old son who goes to daycare. While giving him a bath, I noticed him pretending that his toy dinosaur was kissing his private parts. When I asked him about it, he was embarrassed at first but eventually told me that another little boy kissed his privates at school...    Dr. Pies' Answer

    Question: When dealing with mental health patients in a counselling situation, how would you assess if the patient is grounded in reality, is a potential risk to himself (self-harm) and harm to others?   Dr. Pies' Answer

    Question: Do you know of a recent book or article that states the top three mental illnesses for adults, elderly and children in specified counties or states?    Dr. Pies' Answer