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Week of November 17, 2003

    Question: I'm interested in finding out if there has been any case studies or incidents of Munchausen by proxy with adults. I know there's elder abuse going on, but can't prove it because I don't live at the hospital...    Dr. Pies' Answer

    Question: I am a 20-year-old African-American male. I find it very difficult to interact with family, coworkers, and peers. For some reason all my thoughts are negative about others and myself. I tried self-help methods, consulting pastors, family, and peers, but all were unsuccessful. I feel extreme stress day to day, hour to hour. Can you give some suggestions?    Dr. Pies' Answer

    Question: I'm looking for a specialist who is familiar with Kleine-Levin syndrome. Can you help me locate an expert?    Dr. Pies' Answer

    Question: I have a grandfather client who is concerned about his daughter-in-law's angry and threatening demeanor towards her 3-month-old daughter. She screams at her for not going to sleep, for crying and not stopping, and she is neglectful. She leaves many of the comforting tasks to the father...    Dr. Pies' Answer

    Question: I am a consumer advocate who is part of a trauma survivors project in Oregon. This committee of consumers and providers are working to improve the manner in which crisis services are delivered (mental health HMO)...    Dr. Pies' Answer