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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: February, 2022
Feb 25, 2022

Hello, everyone! Pretty heavy episode this time. Nothing graphic, as usual, but I decided to tackle some tricky questions. Before hopping into the questions, I share a quick tip about managing the news cycle during this really intense time. Here are the questions covered:

  • My kid's school had two people die by suicide this year. How can I talk to them about it and should we switch schools?
  • I was abused as a child and have trouble remembering it without dissociating. What can I do?

As always, you can send me questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes at http://duffthepsych.com/episode291


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Feb 18, 2022

Hello, friends! I hope you are all doing well. In this episode, I start off with a quick update about my experience so far on Lexapro (escitalopram), an SSRI medication for anxiety. After that, I jump straight into the following super interesting questions:

  • I have OCD with intrusive thoughts about harming my loved ones. What can I do about this?
  • I ruminate about therapy constantly, having imaginary conversations in my head. Is that bad?

As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes at http://duffthepsych.com/episode290

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Feb 11, 2022
Hey, all! Nice Q&A episode for you here. The second questions talks a bit about suicidality, but nothing too graphic. Very interesting stuff. Here's what I cover:
  • How do you feel about therapists self-disclosing in therapy?
  • Should I be concerned about my passive suicidal thoughts or are they just intrusive thoughts?

As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes at http://duffthepsych.com/episode289


This episode of Hardcore Self Help is sponsored by BetterHelp and MasterClass

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Feb 4, 2022
Hey, everyone. Short and sweet episode today featuring the following questions:
  • I am a minor in therapy. What can my therapist share with my parents about self-harm?
  • How can I tell the difference between a physical issue like hypothyroidism and a mental health issue like depression?

As always, you can send me questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes at http://duffthepsych.com/episode288

 

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