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The Hardcore Self Help Podcast with Duff the Psych

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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Now displaying: January, 2020
Jan 30, 2020

This is a very interesting interview with Cheryl B. Englehardt, who is a government scuba diver turned pop artist turned film composer turned meditation music maker. We talk about her life, struggles with panic attacks, and how starting a daily meditation practice helped stop them in their tracks. We also talk about her new album, Luminary, which is available now! 

Enjoy!

Next week will be a Q&A episode, so send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and if you're interested in checking out my other podcast, about my life and family, have a look at my Patreon.

Jan 23, 2020

Hello, friends! Excited to bring you this new Q&A session with three awesome questions (plus one bonus question for Patreon). 

Here are the questions covered:

  • What can I do about blood, injury, and injection phobia?
  • How can I change my chronic suicidality?
  • How can I make my partner more supportive?

As always you can send me questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com

This week's sponsors are Openfit and BetterHelp

Jan 16, 2020

Super excited to present this episode to you. I had Dr. Steven Mandel on episode 137 of the podcast to talk about the amazing and life-saving treatment of Ketamine infusions, which have been shown to be an incredibly effective treatment for depression, suicidality, and trauma that doesn't respond well to other treatments. In this episode, we talk more about the difference between these IV infusions of Ketamine and a new player in the game, Ketamine nasal spray. Recently, an Esketamine nasal spray called Spravato was approved by the FDA for use in individuals with treatment-resistant depression. We explore what this means for your treatment and for your wallet.

This episode of Hardcore Self Help is sponsored by Future.

Jan 9, 2020

Hello, friends! Super happy to bring you this question and answer episode. You'll have to excuse my congestion. The plague continues in the Duff household. If you'd like to get a 4th bonus question, check out my patreon at http://patreon.com/duffthepsych

Here are the questions covered this week:

  • Should I be worried about the risks of Ketamine infusions?
  • How can I help my mother stop hoarding?
  • What is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy?

As always, if you have questions or topics to suggest, send them over to duffthepsych@gmail.com and stop by my start here page to learn more about what I do!

Jan 2, 2020

This episode is an interview with my wife, Joelle Duff. This is technically the first episode of our new Patreon exclusive Duff Family Podcast, which from here on will only be made available to patrons. That doesn't mean that she will never be on HCSH again, but if you want episodes each month, you'll need to head over the check out the Patreon. 

In this episode, we sit down on the couch together on New Years Eve 2019 to talk about this past year. This has been a rough one for us, and particularly for Joelle. She has had a severe bout of depression this year that really made things difficult for her. Instead of fighting it, she decided to try something different and lean into what her body was telling her. That meant more rest, alone time, etc. It also meant that she was able to recover enough energy to do some amazing stuff like get a dream job and continue being a fantastic mother, wife, and creative partner.

Thank you so much for spending the end of this decade with us. I'm bringing the fire into 2020, so be ready.

Please go show Joelle some love on twitter and instagram!

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