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Ask the Mental Health Expert Archives 2001-2004

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Week of April 28, 2003

    Question: I am working with an individual who has an old diagnosis of "Organic Personality Disorder" as a result of brain injury at the age of 14. Can you tell me what the current DSM code/diagnosis would be?    Dr. Pies' Answer

    Question: I am an intern looking for information regarding treatment for pervasive developmental disorders. Most of the information obtained on the internet is on autism and does not address the other disorders. Can you direct me to the right resources?    Dr. Pies' Answer

    Question: I am an attorney and have a client suffering from conditions similar to bipolar disorder. Is there such a thing as "atypical bipolar disorder"? Is it just a commonly used phrase for bipolar disorder NOS (not otherwise specified)?    Dr. Pies' Answer