99 episodes

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 • 852 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 303: Decreased Sexual Performance & Trouble with Exposure Work

    Episode 303: Decreased Sexual Performance & Trouble with Exposure Work

    Hello, all! Straight forward Q&A this week with the following awesome listener questions:
    I used to be able to have sex numerous times consecutively, but ever since a panic attack, I havet been unable to. What is going on? I am having trouble doing my therapist's exposure activities due to panic attacks. How can I do better? As always, you can send me questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes at http://duffthepsych.com/episode303
    This episode of Hardcore Self Help is sponsored by BetterHelp.
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    • 30 min
    Episode 302: No Intimacy in Marriage & Lost in Life

    Episode 302: No Intimacy in Marriage & Lost in Life

    Hello, friends! I hope you're doing well. After a very gross story at the top of the episode, I get into the following questions:
    What can I do about decreased intimacy in my marriage? I am too depressed to do anything 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/episode302
     
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    • 37 min
    Episode 301: Car Crash Amnesia & Husband Suddenly Wants Divorce

    Episode 301: Car Crash Amnesia & Husband Suddenly Wants Divorce

    Hello, everyone! I hope you're having a great week. Just a nice straightfoward Q&A for you today featuring the following questions:
    After 12 years of a great marriage, my husband had a sudden realization that he wants to leave. What can I do? My mother was in a terrible car crash and is afraid of remembering what happened. Is that a possibility? As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes at http://duffthepsych.com/episode301
    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.

    • 33 min
    Episode 300: How to Ask for Help & Emotional Literacy for Men

    Episode 300: How to Ask for Help & Emotional Literacy for Men

    Hello, everyone! 
    Episode 300!! Holy moly. Thank you so much for sticking with me on this ride. I appreciate your trust and attention so very much. This episode is much like any other. A solid question and answer featuring the following:
    How can I ask for help as an 18-year-old guy? My relationship failed due to my inability to communicate my feelings. How can I improve? As always, you can send me questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and you can find the show notes at http://duffthepsych.com/episode300
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    • 36 min
    Episode 299: Overcoming Victim Mentality & Cognitive vs Physical Anxiety

    Episode 299: Overcoming Victim Mentality & Cognitive vs Physical Anxiety

    Hello, friends! I hope you've had a really good week. My week here has been pretty good. As I mention in the episode, I didn't really plan anything good for the 300th episode of the show, BUT I wanted to open things up to you all. If you have written in a question or heard a question from the show that caused you to make a change in your life or there is a follow up story to your original question, I'd love to hear it. Shoot me an email to duffthepsych@gmail.com!
    Anyways, here are the questions that I cover in this episode:
    Why did nobody tell me that there is mind-based and body-based anxiety? I have experienced a lot of mistreatment and discrimination in my life. This has led to a victim mentality. How do I get myself out of the victim mentality and start taking ownership of my life? As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and you can find the show notes at http://duffthepsych.com/episode299
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    • 36 min
    Episode 298: Emotional Burnout as a Therapist & Seven Years of Loss

    Episode 298: Emotional Burnout as a Therapist & Seven Years of Loss

    Hello, friends! I hope you have had a wonderful week. For today's episode, I answer the following awesome listener questions:
    I am thinking of going into clinical psychology, but as a sensitive person, I am afraid of emotionally burning out. What can I do to avoid this? I have lost someone every year since 2015. How can I get back to a normal life with so much loss? As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes at http://duffthepsych.com/episode298
     
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    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
852 Ratings

852 Ratings

aubrey_33 ,

Amazing podcast

I have listened to almost every episode and love it. Dr. Duff is so good at explaining things and covering content in detail that isn’t boring. I love how diverse things are and I’ve been able to learn a lot from the questions people submit and the recommendations/answers he provides. He does so in a very non-biased and non-judgmental way. Also he has a calming voice that isn’t boring.

Nat Walsh 1995 ,

Do not listen to this man!

I occasionally listen to this podcast, but now I’m disgusted and feel the need to call him out; if only in a review that no one may even read.

Robert Duff volunteered the info. that his wife has attempted suicide in the past.
In episode 296, he also shares that he and his wife are “non-monogamous” and starts blabbing about his recent break up and something about an emotional bond and trying to apologize… and that’s when it all made sense.
There were episodes in the past where I thought he wasn’t giving good advice to cis women, or I felt his attitude on a sex and relationships seemed a bit off.

This is why I would never see a male psychologist as a woman. No one will ever convince me that being married and in an “open relationship” is anything but Misogyny and emotional abuse by a different label.

Men have been cheating on their wives and otherwise abusing women under the guise of psychology, psychiatry, science, etc. throughout history. I would not be surprised if his wife’s mental health is the result of an emotionally abusive relationship with her husband, Robert Duff. All the signs are there, straight from his own mouth.

My hope is that other Women will wake up to the cruelty that even “good men” can inflict on them. I believe in science and I’m not religious, but I suspect that a lot of modern psychology still isn’t evidence based and causes harm as a result.

porterRossHallRingelsproul ,

Thanks:)

Thanks for the way you explain the awkward topics. Appreciate you !

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