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This is a podcast dedicated to answering your questions about mental health, anxiety, depression, relationships, sex, and life WITHOUT psychobabble BS. I am Dr. Robert Duff, a psychologist from Southern California, but I'm also a regular dude who legitimately wants to help out. I wrote the best selling books Hardcore Self Help: F**k Depression and Hardcore Self Help: F**K Anxiety. Those are available at http://hardcoreselfhelp.com
 
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Hello, friends! In this episode, I answer a couple listener questions that are less about direct advice and more about general questions in the field of mental health and psychology. Here's what I cover: Why are there so few mental health providers and why are waitlists so long? Does it make sense to have multiple overlapping diagnoses? As always, …
 
Hello, friends! In this episode, I have a Q&A featuring the following questions: How can I continue to work on my longtime childhood trauma when I don't remember a lot of my past? Do I have a chance of getting back in my long-distance relationship even though I'm pursuing a Ph.D.? As always, you can send me questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and f…
 
Hello, friends! On this episode, I had my wife back on the show. We just chilled on the couch and had a nice wide-ranging conversation about our lives right now, where our relationship is at, and even some of our pet peeves with each other. Enjoy! Send me your questions for future episodes to duffthepsych@gmail.com and don't forget to check out my …
 
Alright, everyone! Another great Q&A for you featuring the following questions: How can I move past my traumatic history of bullying and parental violence? What is the difference between a friendship and intimate relationship? Don't forget to get your copy of 500 Journal Prompts for Mental Health, Creativity, and Personal Exploration! As always, yo…
 
Hello, friends! This is a straightforward Q&A with the following questions: How can I work on my social skills as a socially anxious introvert? What can I do about my depression when I can't afford traditional therapy? As always, you can send me questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and full show notes are at duffthepsych.com/episode266 ------- This …
 
Hello, friends! Looks like I have a bit of a cold, so bear with my voice and breathing in this one. Got a great Q&A with the following thought-provoking questions: I don't have many friends and find myself becoming attracted to my doctor. Is there something wrong with my relationship? How can I deal with my jealousy and insecurity in relationships?…
 
Hello, friends! Hope you are well. Cruising along over here. Super ready for a relaxing weekend. In this episode, I tackle the following questions: I self-harmed (cut) when I was young and I still struggle with different forms of self-harm. Is therapy still an option? What can I do to feel joy again when my depression is strong? As always, you can …
 
Hello, everyone! At the start of this episode, I give a quick little ramble about a case that I'm working on to talk about some of the nuances with conservatorship and trying to help someone that can't care for their own needs. That's about the first 10 minutes. After that, I hop into the following questions: My family thinks I should be able to fi…
 
Hello, all! So just a little heads up. I'm super annoyed because in this episode, there were a couple undesirable sounds including a loud as cricket that wanted to ruin my life and also a rattling microphone that was being dramatic whenever I slightly bumped it. Aside from that, it was a great episode that covers the following questions: I love my …
 
Hello, friends! Another Q&A Episode for you today featuring the following questions: What can I do about my separation anxiety every time my partner leaves? Why am I so mad at my therapist for diagnosing me with an eating disorder? As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the full show notes at duffthepsych.com/e…
 
Hello, all! I hope you're taking great care of yourselves. Been a busy busy week over here in DuffLand. In this episode, I cover the following awesome listener questions: How can I overcome my lack of appetite due to anxiety? What can I do about my negative body image? As always, you can send me questions for the show to duffthepsych@gmail.com you …
 
Hello, friends! I hope you are taking great care of yourselves this week. To be honest, I've seen a lot of people having a bit of a hard time. If you are in this camp, I see you! This episode features the following amazing listener questions: My mother-in-law's son just died by suicide. How can I best support her? I am hoping to return to work afte…
 
Hello, friends! Back with part 2 of the rapid fire Q&A. There were so many awesome questions on my original post that I couldn't stop with one episode. Here are the questions I cover: Hi Duff, you’ve touched on this before but… have you ever come across anyone stuck thinking they have reached their maximum potential in life/not sure where to go fro…
 
Hello, all! In this episode, I am doing some rapid fire question and answer from a prompt that I threw up on Instagram. Please enjoy! If you have a question for the podcast that you'd like me to consider, please send it to duffthepsych@gmail.com and don't forget to use the search bar on duffthepsych.com if you want to see whether I have covered a s…
 
Hello, friends! This episode is a re-post of an interview I did a couple years ago with the amazing Dr. Laura Copley. Dr. Copley is a trauma specialist and talks all about PTSD, trauma misconceptions, posttraumatic growth, and gives you some practical tools to use if you encounter trauma in your life. She's doing a bunch of cool stuff including onl…
 
Hello, friends! I hope you're having a really good week. Enjoyed making this episode for you. The questions here have somewhat of a theme. Here are the questions I take: I don't have access to psychiatry in my area. Can I use St. John's wort to treat my depression? I live in a place where mental health is taboo. How can I improve my anxiety around …
 
Hello, all! Hopefully you are doing well and sleeping better than I have been recently. Yikes. This episode is another Q&A with some awesome and vulnerable listener-submitted questions. Here's what I cover: Why do I keep gravitating toward media that reminds me of my trauma? I feel like a failure of a mother due to my depression. What can I do? As …
 
Hello, friends! After a little (big) ramble about the hardest part in my job as a neuropsychologist, I answer the following questions: Can bipolar misdiagnosis make symptoms worse? Can bipolar be managed without medication? Why can't I study or get out of bed at all? As always, you can send me questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and check out the f…
 
Hello, friends! After a long ramble about some terribly nerdy stuff, I get into two really good listener questions today. Here's what I cover: My spouse claims that I am the cause of their depression and we do not have a good relationship. Would divorcing them cause too much harm? I am back in college as a 30 year old and feel out of place. What sh…
 
Hello, all! In this episode, I answer two questions submitted by awesome listeners like yourself. I hope you enjoy and that you're taking great care of yourself. Here are the questions: Can you get PTSD from severe work burnout? What should I do if my therapist doesn't believe that I might by autistic? As always you can send me your questions to du…
 
Hello, friends! Straightforward Q&A for you today. Here's what I cover: My grandma is taking a supplement that is clearly just placebo. Is this okay? Is it normal to feel grief at the end of a career? As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and check out duffthepsych.com/episode250 for full show notes. Ads: If you are lo…
 
Hello, all! Please excuse my mistake with the episode number. Bah! I also was perhaps a little delirious, but that just adds to the flavor... right?? In this Q&A, I answer the following: Every time I do something for myself, I feel guilty about it. How do I stop this pattern? I felt envy when I heard about someone that lost their life to suicide. S…
 
Hello, everyone! In this episode, I sit down and have a go at my own journal prompts from the 100 Free Journal Prompts on my website. Some of my responses are entertaining and straight forward... others get pretty personal. Hope you enjoy! As always, you can send me questions or topics for the show to duffthepsych@gmail.com. Don't forget to get you…
 
Hello, friends! Got another Q&A episode for you. The 2nd question in here could be potentially triggering to some, so please be aware of that. It doesn't go into anything explicit, but the topic is something that some may be sensitive to. Here's what we cover: How can I use exposure to treat health anxiety during this pandemic? My friend's 6-year-o…
 
Hello, you beautiful people! Today I have a question and answer episode with two great questions sent in by listeners like you. Quick update before that. I'm current working on a Hardcore Self Help workbook for anxiety. You can get the 100 journal prompts from that notebook as a freebie for signing up at duffthepsych.com/workbook! Here are the ques…
 
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