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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
    • 4.5 • 887 Ratings

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 329: Turned On by Therapy & Accelerating the Therapeutic Relationship

    Episode 329: Turned On by Therapy & Accelerating the Therapeutic Relationship

    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.
     

    • 38 min
    Episode 328: Antidepressants Causing Self-Harm & Rock Bottom in 50s

    Episode 328: Antidepressants Causing Self-Harm & Rock Bottom in 50s

    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.

    • 35 min
    Episode 327: How to Stop Cheating & Feeling Bad About Weight Comments

    Episode 327: How to Stop Cheating & Feeling Bad About Weight Comments

    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.

    • 34 min
    Episode 326: Reducing Alcohol Use & Clutching to a Dying Relationship

    Episode 326: Reducing Alcohol Use & Clutching to a Dying Relationship

    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.

    • 36 min
    Episode 325: Abuser in the Hospital & Crying During Arguments

    Episode 325: Abuser in the Hospital & Crying During Arguments

    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

    • 22 min
    Episode 324: Answering PERSONAL Questions About Me

    Episode 324: Answering PERSONAL Questions About Me

    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.

    • 48 min

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887 Ratings

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Casual, Enjoyable, But Very Important Information

I love this podcast. Host is really casual (but takes mental health really seriously of course0 which makes me personally feel comfortable, but understandably it’s not for everyone. I struggle with mental health and I have for a while, and I really just enjoy listening to every episode even if it might not apply just to learn something new. He covers a lot of topics that can be quite specific yet can be applied broadly. So I think anyone/everyone can benefit from the insights shared. Really enjoyable and usually a pretty good easy listen even in the tougher topics.

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