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About Dr. Brilliant Cliché

Dr. Brilliant Cliché and the Granny Dr. are a fictional web presence and advice blog. Together we offer a joint perspective that is deep but not academic, entertaining but not fluff, and educated yet street smart. By joining the internet community we hope to share thoughts and stimulate insightful conversation around pressing issues that affect us all. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts. (This is not a site for therapy nor does it intend to replace medical or other professional care. ) You can leave comments here or email The Dr. at and don’t forget to like us on facebook. Our facebook page is Dr. Brilliant Cliche

Love is great except when it is not:

This time of year, it is all about love. So many facebook posts are touting the beneficial and healing effect of love.  Only love is Heroin, endogenous (body made) endorphins. Endorphins certainly can boost the immune system causing seemingly miraculous … Continue reading

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Adderall as a gate way Drug:

A patient of mine said today “Marijuana isn’t a gate way drug Adderall is!” This client was diagnosed adhd as a child and started on Adderall which made him by his words “tweak.” He lost his appetite became irritable and … Continue reading

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Sanity requires:

Sanity requires one of two choices: 1)      A general sense of control of one’s life. This requires a healthy dose of denial and luck. And it can be work.  2)      Embracing the ambiguity, chaos, and imperfection that life is. Letting … Continue reading

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Why Marijuana will increase my business

As a psychiatrist I have seen a change in how people are presenting to my office. These days people mostly show up for Adderall as everyone believes they have adhd. The second most requested medication is klonopin.  Many if not … Continue reading

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I have nothing to wear:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché, I am a dad and as a man I just don’t get it. My 13 year old daughter has more clothing than anyone I ever knew. The other day she gathered up about 70% of it … Continue reading

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Our Rape Culture:

There is a lot of disclosure going on currently in social media about rape as a result of The Weinstein scandal. Why this didn’t happen with Trump as a sustained outrage for he displayed the same behaviors I will never … Continue reading

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Quantum physics and computing explained simply:

I started a book today that takes place in the early 1700’s and it describes a game changing event that occurred in science that changed the way people experienced the world. In 1655 the first clock was invented and for … Continue reading

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Don’t be like my mother!

I saw a client the other day who was 72 yrs old and she is lonely and depressed. She is used to a life of being busy working and doing tons for others. I told her don’t be like my … Continue reading

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Evil dates and what I learned from a fisherman:

I have a pet blue gill bass. It is so much more interactive than a fish store bought fish. It maintains eye contact with me. It swims happily when I enter the room and follows my every movement. It even eats from my … Continue reading

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No pain doomed to do it again.

Ketamine appears to be magic in the treatment of depression. 1 dose and depression gone. Is this a good thing? It certainly isn’t a new thing.   Years ago when I was in training they used to use phenobarbital to get … Continue reading

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