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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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Mar 24, 2023

Hello, friends! Huge apologies - the website is currently down. I hope that it is up again soon! In this episode, I answer the following questions:

  • I dissociate whenever I try to talk about my feelings. How can I overcome this?
  • Bad things seem to happen after I masturbate. Am I causing bad things to happen?

As always, you can send me questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes for this episode at http://duffthepsych.com/episode343 (once the website is back up).

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Sponsor for this episode is Betterhelp. If you are like the individuals in this episode and could use some help with personal exploration, try professional therapy done completely online. Head over to betterhelp.com/duff for 10% off your first month.

I mention a resource for looking at spurious correlations in the episode. You can find that at https://www.tylervigen.com/spurious-correlations

 

Mar 17, 2023

Hello, everyone. I hope you are treating yourselves well. Q&A episode this week featuring the following great listener questions:

  • I have had severe depression and suicidal ideation for the past 25 years and nothing is working. Aside from going into the hospital or an IOP program, what can I do?
  • Can you talk about how the thyroid is related to mood and mental health?

As always, you can send me questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes for this episode at http://duffthepsych.com/episode342

No sponsors this week, so be sure to go check out my author page to find more resources!

Mar 10, 2023

Hello, friends! Short and sweet Q&A episode here. Before jumping into the questions, I share a couple strategies that are working well for me right now. Then, I cover the following questions:

  • As a teenager, will my therapist have to report if I tell them about my parents abusing me?
  • I am a therapist and found a new position that will allow me to make a better living, but it means my fees will increase. How can I deal with this?

As always, you can send me questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes for this episode at http://duffthepsych.com/episode341

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This episode of Hardcore Self Help is sponsored by BetterHelp.

If you are in a mental health slump, consider reaching out to a licensed professional to help. BetterHelp has a large counselor network and you can begin chatting with someone very quickly. Check out betterhelp.com/duff to get 10% off your first month.

Mar 3, 2023

Hello, friends! I hope you enjoy this awesome Q&A episode featuring the following listener questions:

  • Why do my intrusive thoughts from OCD seem to impact the environment, such as the television?
  • How can I find a therapist that is awesome like you? I am on my fourth try with no luck.

As always, you can send me questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes for this episode at http://duffthepsych.com/episode340

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This episode is brought to you by Mindbloom and Air Doctor.

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Feb 25, 2023

Hello, everyone! I hope that you are staying safe out there if you are in an area with wild weather conditions. I am having a very cozy weekend. This week, we have a Q&A episoed with the following:

  • I spent years obtaining my degree, but I can't find a job that utilizes it. What can I do?
  • I want to feel more in therapy, but I can't access the emotion. How can I move forward?

As always, you can send me questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes for this episode at http://duffthepsych.com/episode339

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This episode of Hardcore Self Help is sponsored by BetterHelp.

If you are in a mental health slump, consider reaching out to a licensed professional to help. BetterHelp has a large counselor network and you can begin chatting with someone very quickly. Check out betterhelp.com/duff to get 10% off your first month.

Feb 17, 2023

Hi, friends!

In this episode, I do a deep dive into postpartum mental illness including baby blues, postpartum depression, and postpartum psychosis. This was requested by a number of listeners due to the Lindsay Clancy case, which I discuss briefly in the episode. 

Please be aware that I do discuss topics such as infanticide, suicide, and the specific case of Lindsay Clancy. However, I do not go into details of what happened and there are no explicit descriptions.

As always, you can send me questions for future episodes to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes for this episode at http://duffthepsych.com/episode338

 

Feb 10, 2023

Hello, everyone. Short and sweet Q&A episode here featuring the following:

  • I made a mistake and lost my friend of 20 years. What can I do about the loneliness and hopelessness I feel now?
  • My husband had a brain injury when out daughter was young and now she does not want to be around him because of his behavior. What can I do?

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

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This episode of Hardcore Self Help is sponsored by BetterHelp.

If you are in a mental health slump, consider reaching out to a licensed professional to help. BetterHelp has a large counselor network and you can begin chatting with someone very quickly. Check out betterhelp.com/duff to get 10% off your first month.

Feb 4, 2023

Hey, friends! I hope that you are doing well. For this episode, we are back to the usual Q&A format with a ltitle less intensity than last episode. Here is what I cover:

  • What can I do about my adult children that have completely ghosted me?
  • How can I tell me partner that I'm still grieving my ex that died?

As always, you can send me questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes for this episode at http://duffthepsych.com/episode336.


This episode of Hardcore Self Help is sponsored by Magic Mind and Mindbloom.

Magic Mind contains a magical combination of 12 active ingredients, scientifically designed to improve energy, improve focus, decrease stress, and improve mood — all things that combined, improve your productivity. Get 40% off your subscription at www.magicmind.co/duff with my discount code DUFF20.

Mindbloom is the leader in at-home ketamine therapy for people looking for a new way to treat their anxiety and depression. They combine science-backed medicine with a guided treatment plan that is both affordable and fast-acting. Right now, Mindbloom is offering listeners $100 off their first six session program when you sign up at mindbloom.com/DUFF and use promo code DUFF at checkout.

Jan 27, 2023

Hello, friends. Something a little different today. No intro or sponsors. Just a frank response from me to someone that feels that their best option is to stop living. Someone wrote in who is imminently suicidal. Therefore, the contents of this episode might not be appropriate for everyone. Please keep that in mind.

You are not alone.

http://duffthepsych.com/emergency

http://duffthepsych.com/suicide

Jan 20, 2023

Hey, everyone! Another Q&A episode for you here featuring the following questions:

  • How can I let go of control when I don't like the way other people do things?
  • Is it dangerous to take more medications for my depression while I am drinking alcohol? What other options do I have?

As always, you can send me questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes for this episode at http://duffthepsych.com/episode334

 


This episode of Hardcore Self Help is sponsored by BetterHelp.

If you are in a mental health slump, consider reaching out to a licensed professional to help. BetterHelp has a large counselor network and you can begin chatting with someone very quickly. Check out betterhelp.com/duff to get 10% off your first month.

Jan 13, 2023

aHello, everyone! I hope you are staying safe and dry(ish) out there. In this episode, I address the following:

  • How can I find better partners when I tend to find people with the same personality types?
  • How can I work on me eating disorder while working from home?

As always, you can send me questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes for this episode at http://duffthepsych.com/episode333

Don't forget to check out (and review) my new book of dating and relationship questions!

 


This episode of Hardcore Self Help is sponsored by Mindbloom.

Mindbloom is the leader in at-home ketamine therapy for people looking for a new way to treat their anxiety and depression. They combine science-backed medicine with a guided treatment plan that is both affordable and fast-acting. Right now, Mindbloom is offering listeners $100 off their first six session program when you sign up at mindbloom.com/DUFF and use promo code DUFF at checkout.

Jan 6, 2023

Hello, everyone! Happy new year! In this episode, I review my personal progress and challenges over the past year, reveal my word for the year of 2023, and talk about my approach/focus for the upcoming year. Enjoy!

As always, you can send me questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes for this episode at http://duffthepsych.com/episode332


This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. If you could use some help easing into the new year, match quickly to a licensed therapist and work with them on your schedule, completely online. Visit http://betterhelp.com/duff for 10% off your first month.

Dec 16, 2022

Hello, all! In this episode, I answer the following questions from awesome listeners like yourself:

  • How can I recover my memory following a trumatic brain injury?
  • How can I stop making myself anxious and depressed by comparing myself to other people?

Don't forget to take a look at my new book of questions including the following one that I include in the episode: What things were and were not talked about in your family of origin?


This episode of Hardcore Self Help is sponsored by Audible and BetterHelp.

Audible is the leading provider of spoken-word entertainment all in one place, where you can find the largest selection of audiobooks. Sign up now by heading to audible.com/duff or text duff to 500-500, and receive your first 30 days for free.

If you are in a mental health slump, consider reaching out to a licensed professional to help. BetterHelp has a large counselor network and you can begin chatting with someone very quickly. Check out betterhelp.com/duff to get 10% off your first month.

Dec 9, 2022

Hello, friends! Hope you are well. Back with another Q&A episode this week featuring the following questions submitted by listeners like you:

  • What steps can I add to my exposure ladder for agoraphobia to stop having so many panic attacks in public?
  • How can I work on the lack of sex in my marriage?

As always, you can send me questions for the show to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes for this episode at http://duffthepsych.com/episode330

 


This episode of Hardcore Self Help is sponsored by BetterHelp and Uncommon Goods.

If you are in a mental health slump, consider reaching out to a licensed professional to help. BetterHelp has a large counselor network and you can begin chatting with someone very quickly. Check out betterhelp.com/duff to get 10% off your first month.

Uncommon Goods is here to make your holiday shopping stress-free by scouring the globe for the most remarkable and truly unique gifts for everyone on your list. To get 15% off your next gift, go to uncommongoods.com/duff.

Dec 2, 2022

Hello, everyone! Exciting news. My new book, 500 Questions for Dating, Relationships, Romance, and More is out! I talk more about it at the beginning of the epidode, but I really think that it will serve as a useful resource to many of you. Orders are shipping quickly right now, so there is plenty of time to get it before the holidays if you're into that kind of thing.

Anyways, I have an awesome Q&A episode for you today featuring the following listener questions:

  • Is it weird to be turned on and want to masturbate after therapy?
  • How can I get therapy moving faster? Does it make sense to give a new therapist a document of information?

As always, you can send me questions for the show to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes for this episode at http://duffthepsych.com/episode329


This episode of Hardcore Self Help is sponsored by Uncommon Goods and Roman Swipes.

Uncommon Goods is here to make your holiday shopping stress-free by scouring the globe for the most remarkable and truly unique gifts for everyone on your list. To get 15% off your next gift, go to uncommongoods.com/duff.

Roman Swipes are convenient, over-the-counter wipes that are clinically proven to help you last longer in bed. Try Swipes today with a special offer just for listeners of the Hardcore Self Help Podcast with 20% off your first order. Visit getroman.com/DUFF or 20% off.

 

Nov 25, 2022

Hello, friends! Hope you are enjoying some time off with loved ones or some quiet time on your own. Here are the question I cover in this episode:

  • I think antidepressants are causing me to self-injure due to being numb. What should I do?
  • I have hit a rock bottom in my mid 50s including divorce, losing my job, and a DUI. How do I survive?

As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes for this episode at http://duffthepsych.com/episode328


Sponsor:

This episode of Hardcore Self Help is sponsored by Chomper Labs and Uncommon Goods.

Chomper Labs believe that everyone has a right to quality affordable oral care and specialize in custom made night guards for teeth grinding. Right now, listeners of the podcast can get $15 off their first night guard plus Free 3-way shipping with code DUFF. Just visit chomperlabs.com/DUFF.

Uncommon Goods is here to make your holiday shopping stress-free by scouring the globe for the most remarkable and truly unique gifts for everyone on your list. To get 15% off your next gift, go to uncommongoods.com/duff.

Nov 18, 2022

Hello, everyone! In this episode, I tack the following listener questions:

  • How can I stop myself from cheating like I have in my past two marriages?
  • What can I do about feeling bad when people comment on my weight loss?

As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes at http://duffthepsych.com/episode327

Make sure you're on the email list for freebies, inspirational emails, and important updates: http://duffthepsych.com/subscribe

 


This episode of Hardcore Self Help is sponsored by Audible and BetterHelp.

Audible is the leading provider of spoken-word entertainment all in one place, where you can find the largest selection of audiobooks. Sign up now by heading to audible.com/duff or text duff to 500-500, and receive your first 30 days for free.

If you are in a mental health slump, consider reaching out to a licensed professional to help. BetterHelp has a large counselor network and you can begin chatting with someone very quickly. Check out betterhelp.com/duff to get 10% off your first month.

Nov 11, 2022

Hello, beautiful people. This is another Q&A episode of the podcast featuring the following questions:

  • How do I know when I enjoy alcohol too much?
  • Why did I push so hard to keep a relationship that wasn't good for me?

As always, you can send me your questions for the show to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes for this episode at http://duffthepsych.com/episode326

 


This episode of Hardcore Self Help is sponsored by BetterHelp and Uncommon Goods.

If you are in a mental health slump, consider reaching out to a licensed professional to help. BetterHelp has a large counselor network and you can begin chatting with someone very quickly. Check out betterhelp.com/duff to get 10% off your first month.

Uncommon Goods is here to make your holiday shopping stress-free by scouring the globe for the most remarkable and truly unique gifts for everyone on your list. To get 15% off your next gift, go to uncommongoods.com/duff.

Nov 4, 2022

Hello, friends! This is a short and sweet episode. Just over 20 minutes. No sponsors. Just some Q&A goodness featuring the following questions:

  • Why don't I feel sad that my abusive father is in the hospital?
  • How do I stop crying when I have arguments?

As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes for this episode at http://duffthepsych.com/episode325

If you have not yet, please subscribe to the newsletter at http://duffthepsych.com/subscribe

Oct 27, 2022

Hello, all! This week, since it's my birthday week, I am taking it easy and having some fun with the show. As a lot of you know, I've been working on a collection of questions and prompts for dating, relationships, sexuality etc. So, today I am answering some of those questions from my own perspective. Enjoy!


This episode of Hardcore Self Help is sponsored by Roman Swipes and BetterHelp.

Roman Swipes are convenient, over-the-counter wipes that are clinically proven to help you last longer in bed. Try Swipes today with a special offer just for listeners of the Hardcore Self Help Podcast with 20% off your first order. Visit getroman.com/DUFF or 20% off.

If you are in a mental health slump, consider reaching out to a licensed professional to help. BetterHelp has a large counselor network and you can begin chatting with someone very quickly. Check out betterhelp.com/duff to get 10% off your first month.

Oct 22, 2022

Hey, everyone! Thanks for your patience in waiting an extra day for the show this week. Seems like everyone is having a weird week, myself included. Mercury must be in reverse cowgirl again or something. ANYWAYS! Here are the questions covered in this episode:

  • How can I help my parents heal and set boundaries without ruining my own mental health?
  • I am losing energy and motivation to search for jobs. What can I do?

As always, you can send me questions to the show to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes at http://duffthepsych.com/episode323


This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp head over to http://betterhelp.com/duff to get 10% off your first month of online therapy!

Oct 14, 2022

Hello, all! This is a really interesting episode, in my opinion. That's due to your awesome questions! Here's what I cover:

  • When I get angry, I headbutt things, which has given me black eyes. How can I get help?
  • What is trichotillomania and how can you work on it?

As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes at http://duffthepsych.com/episode322


This episode of Hardcore Self Help is sponsored by Audible.

Audible is the leading provider of spoken-word entertainment all in one place, where you can find the largest selection of audiobooks. Sign up now by heading to audible.com/duff or text duff to 500-500, and receive your first 30 days for free.

Oct 7, 2022

Hello, friends! After being a Stuffy Duffy last week, I am back with a new Q&A episode. Here are the questions I cover:

  • My wife is struggling with depression and asking for a divorce. How can I ask her to get help?
  • I am distraught when my kids have trouble. How can I be there for them without being consumed by their issues?

As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes at http://duffthepsych.com/episode321


This episode is brought to you by my online course, Kick Anxiety's Ass. I just reduced the price from $300 all the way down to $50 or payments of $15. Now is the time to take your life back from anxiety. With hours and hours of comprehensive video lessons, you can start your anxiety recover journey today.

Sep 23, 2022

Hello, all! Short but sweet episode this time covering the following:

  • What can I do about my fear of dying and leaving behind my paralyzed husband?
  • Is it normal to use antidepressants after a concussion?

As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes for this episode at http://duffthepsych.com/episode320

 


This episode of Hardcore Self Help is sponsored by Audible.

Audible is the leading provider of spoken-word entertainment all in one place, where you can find the largest selection of audiobooks. Sign up now by heading to audible.com/duff or text duff to 500-500, and receive your first 30 days for free.

Sep 16, 2022

Hello, all! In this episode I tackle the following topics from listeners like you:

  • My friend is a pilot and is worried about getting therapy because of medical clearance issues. What can they do?
  • I have phobia of medications and injections. How can I use exposure therapy in a situation like this?

As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes for this episode at http://duffthepsych.com/episode319

 


If you find that you could use some help with problem solving in your life, you might benefit from individual therapy done securly online. Check out http://betterhelp.com/duff to get 10% off your first month. Quickly match and switch therapists at any time. 

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