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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 • 860 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 314: Communicating with Autistic Partner & ADHD Shame

    Episode 314: Communicating with Autistic Partner & ADHD Shame

    Hello, friends! What a week. I'm alive and well, but unfortunately things have been a bit heavy over here. I start off with a little personal update and then into the following great questions:
    My partner is autistic and talks constantly about her trauma. It's too much for me. What can I do? I am a woman with ADHD and have shame and anxiety because of it. How can I rebuild my self-concept? As always, you can send me questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes for this episode at http://duffthepsych.com/episode314
    This episode of Hardcore Self Help is sponsored by BetterHelp and Organifi.
    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.
    Organifi is a line of organic superfood blends that offer plant-based nutrition with high quality ingredients and less than 3g of sugar. Go to organifi.com/duff and use code DUFF for 15% off any item in the store.

    • 43 min
    Episode 313: How My Year is Going So Far

    Episode 313: How My Year is Going So Far

    Hello, friends! This is a simpler check-in episode. I update you on what has been going on in my life - particularly this wild week. I also revisit my goals that I outlined for the year and reflect on what has stuck, what has faded, and what I'm okay moving on from. Hope you enjoy! 
    As always, you can send me questions for a future episode to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find show notes for this episode at http://duffthepsych.com/episode313
    Sponsor: This episode of Hardcore Self Help is sponsored by Organifi.
    Organifi is a line of organic superfood blends that offer plant-based nutrition with high quality ingredients and less than 3g of sugar. Go to organifi.com/duff and use code DUFF for 15% off any item in the store.

    • 39 min
    Episode 312: Co-Parenting with Abuser & Therapeutic Alliance

    Episode 312: Co-Parenting with Abuser & Therapeutic Alliance

    Hello, everyone! I hope you've had a great week. Back at you with an awesome Q&A featuring the following questions:
    My ex-wife was emotionally abusive and controlling to me. We share children and she is constantly belittling me when we interact. What can I do? My psychologist does not seem to be trying very hard in sessions. How can I fix things? As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes for this episode at http://duffthepsych.com/episode312
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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.

    • 37 min
    Episode 311: Overcoming Procrastination & Love Languages

    Episode 311: Overcoming Procrastination & Love Languages

    Hello, friends! I hope you are staying cool and hydrated if you are in one of the major heatwave areas! In this episode, I answer the following awesome listener questions:
    How can I stop procrastinating on household tasks, homework, and my job?  My partner said he can't fulfill my love language. What can I do? As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes at http://duffthepsych.com/episode311
     
    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.

    • 41 min
    Episode 310: Genetic Testing for Antidepressants & Hating Sex in Marriage

    Episode 310: Genetic Testing for Antidepressants & Hating Sex in Marriage

    Hello, all! This is a really interesting mix of questions. So stick around until the second one to hear me dish out some tough love.
    Here are the questions covered:
    Are we able to do genetic testing to tell which antidepressants will work for an individual? I hate having sex with my husband. What can I do? As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes at http://duffthepsych.com/episode310
     
    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.

    • 33 min
    Episode 309: Abusive Marriage & Cutting Off Mother

    Episode 309: Abusive Marriage & Cutting Off Mother

    Hello, friends. In this episode, I answer two questions that encompass difficulties within family relationships. Here are the questions:
    My wife belittles me and makes me feel terrible constantly. What should I do? I'm thinking of cutting off contact with my mother, but I also have a lot of empathy for her. How should I proceed? As always, you can send me questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes at http://duffthepsych.com/episode309
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    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

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860 Ratings

860 Ratings

SK Suhana ,

Fantastic !

I’m so thrilled the way you’re on the point and bring up some real scenarios that most of us never even noticed, keep it up 🙂

ChristinaMarieCapiga ,

Love this!

Duffs delivery is awesome and the pace he goes at is great. Answers are broken down and thoughtful. I put this on while folding laundry and my girlfriend who I’ve been suggesting go to therapy was hooked. Because of this podcast she’s back in therapy and I’m so so so thankful. No other Mental Heath podcast is as engaging.

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Life Changing and Impactful

I just wanted to take a moment and say thank you for creating such an impactful podcast! I believe that we all have a voice that deserves to be heard. Thank you for putting this into the world! BE UNBROKEN! @MichaelUnbroken

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