Tag Archives: depression

GSAF vs. Hakuna Matata:

My daughter developed a fidgety habit of hair pulling and twirling which caused her to develop a bald spot. She then started becoming anxious about social situations fearing the spot would be seen by others. This led to avoidance behaviors. … Continue reading

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Why an antidepressant for anxiety?

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché, My brother is like crazy anxious but when he went to see a shrink he put him on an antidepressant? I don’t get it? He is not depressed? His Sister Dear Sister, The volume control of … Continue reading

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Happiness is not the opposite of depression:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché, I am not happy. I don’t know if I was born unhappy or it came about as a result of growing up in an alcoholic family where you just never knew what was about to happen … Continue reading

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Hero’s narcissism:

  Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché; My niece Lara  is 15 and I’m concerned. My sister, Lara’s mom, is proud of her and just shakes her head when Lara gets upset because she got an A- on her report card instead … Continue reading

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I can make you not suffer:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché; I know that anxiety is considered a psychiatric condition these days, but I just have something to say about that. I remember a time in my life when I had no anxiety at all- I was … Continue reading

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Is masturbation good for your health?

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché, I caught my husband  masturbating the other night when I got up late to use the bathroom. He says he read online that it was good for his health and “keeps him young” if he does … Continue reading

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My perfect friend killed herself:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché; I’m graduating from high school next week and have a spot reserved at a good university in the fall. I should be feeling good, but I feel as if someone pulled the rug out from under … Continue reading

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No I Don’t want to visit my Dad!

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché, My daughter is 14 and she had been complaining that she doesn’t want to go on visitations with her dad anymore. I don’t believe there is any abuse going on, or danger- just that her dad … Continue reading

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Two off putting people:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché; Cats don’t like me. Dogs don’t warm up to me. Babies cry when I pick them up. I’ve never had a relationship and I’m beginning to think that it is because I just put people off. … Continue reading

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The depression of success:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché, I am a 38 years old and have it all. Good job, good husband, great kids, enough money, and a dog. We have a nice house in a nice suburb of a nice city. Things were … Continue reading

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