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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

The Hardcore Self Help Podcast with Duff the Psych Robert Duff, Ph.D.

    • Health & Fitness
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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

    Episode 256: Trauma Misconceptions and Posttraumatic Growth with Dr. Laura Copley

    Episode 256: Trauma Misconceptions and Posttraumatic Growth with Dr. Laura Copley

    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 online courses, which you can learn all about over at lauracopley.com
    As always, you can send me questions or topics to duffthepsych@gmail.com and also please let me know if you'd like me to start doing interviews again!
     
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    • 53 min
    Episode 255: St. John's Wort for Depression & Sleep Anxiety After Flu

    Episode 255: St. John's Wort for Depression & Sleep Anxiety After Flu

    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 sleeping without treatment? As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and check out the show notes for this episode at duffthepsych.com/episode255.
     
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    • 45 min
    Episode 254: Reliving Trauma Through Avoidant Personality Disorder & Desperation, Parenting and Life with Major Depressive Disorder

    Episode 254: Reliving Trauma Through Avoidant Personality Disorder & Desperation, Parenting and Life with Major Depressive Disorder

    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 always, you can send me questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes for this episode at duffthepsych.com/episode254
     
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    • 42 min
    Episode 253: The Impact of Misdiagnosis & Recognizing Depression

    Episode 253: The Impact of Misdiagnosis & Recognizing Depression

    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 full show notes at duffthepsych.com/episode253
     
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 252: Divorcing Someone Who is Depressed & Going Back to College After 30

    Episode 252: Divorcing Someone Who is Depressed & Going Back to College After 30

    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 should I do? As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and check out the full show notes at duffthepsych.com/episode252
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    • 37 min
    Episode 251: Work Burnout Trauma & Adult Autism Suspicions

    Episode 251: Work Burnout Trauma & Adult Autism Suspicions

    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 duffthepsych@gmail.com and full show notes are available at duffthepsych.com/episode251
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Customer Reviews

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776 Ratings

Watercooler25 ,

Super insightful 👍🔥❤️

I’ve been a listener for sometime now and always feel like I learn something new. Loved episode 241 on loneliness and negative self perceptions.

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Marie Zambo ,

Your friends with all the answers!!!

Duff the Psych makes me feel like I have a friend that I could just ask questions to and he always seems to find the answers.
A very easy listen!!!

djer46 ,

Thank you!

I’m a transgender woman living in Texas. Since I have a memory I always look androgynous until I transitioned and become the woman I’m. I started to listen to podcasts in 2020 because I grew up being treated wrong by those I love that knew what I’m since I was a baby. mentally and physically I been hurt by those around me over the years. I been going to therapy, church and I done everything I could to stop the negative that was build in me over the years. Thank you for putting nice words that teach me the positive ways to live and make me feel that I’m not wrong on trying to be myself even if I know that I went against nature and everything I knew growing up. Djer04

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