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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 dr.brilliantcliche@yahoo.com and don’t forget to like us on facebook. Our facebook page is Dr. Brilliant Cliche

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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Black and white thinking is a suicidal risk:

Today I just learned a friend’s teenage son committed suicide. He had graduated HS and was starting college next month. Her brother committed suicide when he was that same age.  Was it a genetic time bomb, inevitable?  I don’t believe … Continue reading

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Anxiety is just the tip of a very large iceberg:

Anxiety is probably the number one reason that brings people to my office. People just want it to go away.  Many people have already found multiple ways to numb their emotions thus their anxiety. Drugs, alcohol, marijuana, xanax, gambling, cutting, … Continue reading

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Medicating grief:

Medicating grief, being numb, is a mistake. It is a necessary part of life’s developmental processes. It is part of the readjustment in ones brain for the new state of things, the redefinition of roles, routines, structure ect. Those people … Continue reading

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