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
Episode 241: Coping with Loneliness & Negative Self Perceptions and Insecurities
Hello, all! Hope you're happyish and safeish out there. This is a two-question Q&A episode featuring the following:
I've tried just about everything to help myself but the pandemic is making it impossible to improve my loneliness. What can I do? I'm worried about my boyfriend looking at hotter women on social media. What can I do about this insecurity? As always, you can send me your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org and view the full show notes at duffthepsych.com/episode241
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Episode 240: What I've Been Up To Lately
Hey, friends! This is just a casual episode of me sharing about what I've been up to lately. It's a big ol' ramble about many topics including:
My experience with the COVID vaccine What my newest project is What my days look like right now Balancing work, work, work, and life What I'm doing for fun Next week will be a Q&A episode, so please send me your questions to email@example.com
And if you have a moment, please go check out the Giving Voice to Depression podcast!
Episode 239: Collective PTSD, No-Showing Therapy, Caregiving with Anxiety, Depression Options
Hello, friends! This week, I have another rapid-fire Q&A for you. I took some questions from the private Hardcore Self Help Facebook group and tackled them one by one without any planning or outlining. Hope you enjoy! Here are the questions covered:
How do you feel about people using the term "collective PTSD"? What can I do when I always get scared and cancel therapy sessions? Are medications always necessary for severe depression? How can I be a caregiver with anxiety? As always, you can send me your questions or topics for the show to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Episode 238: Support Group Problems & Grad School Doubts
Hello, everyone! Hope you're treating yourselves well this week. I have a great Q&A for you with the following questions:
I have had trouble with support groups. The competition to be the "sickest" makes me feel worse. Am I doing something wrong? I am having doubts about whether I should be in my graduate school program. What should I do? As always you can send me YOUR questions to email@example.com and check out the full show notes at duffthepsych.com/episode238
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Episode 237: 20 Tips to Help You Focus
Whether you are diagnosed with an attentional disorder like ADHD or you are just having a hard time focusing right now, I have 20 real tips that will help you focus more and stress less.
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Full show notes available at duffthepsych.com/episode237
Episode 236: Mental Health within Couples & Coping with the Winter Blues
Hello, friends! In this Q&A, I tackle two interesting listener questions relating to couples who both go through dips in their mental wellness at the same time, and coping with the winter blues and what you can do to help yourself feel better!
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If you have a question for the podcast, send it over to firstname.lastname@example.org
Full show notes at http://duffthepsych.com/episode236
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Not only does this podcast help me when I am going through a particularly tough time, it gives me the resources and information I need to help with preventing myself from going through tough times in the future! Thank you Robert, this podcast is literally a life saver
I just discovered this podcast via some of Robert's nerdier exploits :) This podcast is perfect, authoritative but very easy to understand and thoroughly grounded with no jargon. I am a family doctor with a big interest in mental health and I'm delighted to find this really great resource for my patients. Great work Robert, let's have many more episodes!